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CyberSecurity and NetworkingMedical Office Specialist
Associate of Applied Science Degree

Catalog Year 2015-2016

MHCC Faculty Advisors:
Paul Morris: 503-491-7303 Room AC 2778
Paul.Morris@mhcc.edu

Dr. Wayne Machuca: 503-491-7631 Room AC 2776
Wayne.Machuca@mhcc.edu

National Securty Agency    U.S. Department of Homeland Security

The Networking and CyberSecurity program will both introduce new students and develop existing professionals to the rapidly expanding and important world of CyberSecurity (also known as ’Information Assurance’ or ’Trustworthy Computing’). The design of this program will prepare students to sit for several progressively challenging industry recognized certifications. Students will be exposed to solid hardware and software repair, network development and implementation, various security techniques, perimeter defense, cryptography, business continuity and disaster recovery, and ethical hacking. Students in this program will have opportunity to participate in team competitions against colleges nationwide.

This program is designed to train students for and guide them toward a number of industry recognized certifications such as CCNA, CompTIA, EC-Council and others. This design allows students with no training to work toward recognized skill sets, and will support encumbered and displaced computer technical workers to attain security skills appropriate to enhance their career options.

Career opportunities for CyberSecurity professionals are varied and immediate. The National Initiative for CyberSecurity Education (NICE) has identified dozens of job titles which require security skills (see csrc.nist.gov/nice/framework/). Additionally, projections are that by the end of the decade, all or nearly all intermediate level computer technical, developmental or implementation careers will require some level of security training.

Recommended program prerequisites are: CIS100 Careers in Computers, CIS120 Computer Concepts I, CIS120L Computer Concepts I Lab, or equivalent skill.

Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Perform preventative hardware and software maintenance
  • Troubleshoot and correct computer hardware and software problems
  • Conceptualize, design and diagram possible solutions for a given Small Office Home Office (SOHO) networking environment
  • Work with others as part of a computer security team
  • Assemble, reconfigure and upgrade personal computers
  • Perform basic network and operating system administration, configuration and system security for both wired and wireless networks
  • Configure and troubleshoot access to resources, hardware devices and drivers, storage use and network connections
  • Analyze Internet security issues and apply them to network design problems
  • Design a disaster recovery plan for a real-world scenario
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in the information technology environment
  • Perform necessary ’white hat’ attacks on a network to assess vulnerabilities
  • Analyze security measures appropriate for a Cloud Computing environment.
First Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ISTM183A Preparation for A+ Essentials
3
ISTM183C Fundamentals of CyberSecurity
3
CIS151 Network Fundamentals
4
WR121 English Composition
4
Related Elective
3
17
Second Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ISTM183B Preparation for A+ Practical Application
3
CIS122 Computer Concepts III
4
CIS125SS Spreadsheet
3
CIS152 Fundamentals of Routing Theory and Technology
4
BA267 Business Project Management
3
17
Third Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
CIS125DB Desktop Database
3
CIS153 Intermediate Routing and Switching
4
MTH065 Beginning Algebra II or
MTH095 Intermediate Algebra with Right Triangle Trigonometry or MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions1, ‡
4-5
Health and Physical Education requirement‡
3
Related Elective
3
17-18
Fourth Quarter (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ISTM283B Security Strategies
3
CIS279S Windows Server OS
4
CIS288 Connecting Networks
3
Human Relations2
3-4
13-14
Fifth Quarter (Winter)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ISTM283A Fundamentals of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
3
ISTM283EA Ethical Hacker 1
4
CIS284S Introduction to Computer Security
4
WE280CA Cooperative Education Internship3
4
15
Sixth Quarter (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
ISTM283D Strategic Infrastructure Security
3
ISTM283DL Strategic Infrastructure Security Lab
1
ISTM283EB Ethical Hacker2
4
ISTM297 CyberSecurity Capstone
4
CIS284NS Network Security Fundamentals
4
16
Total Credits 95-97

1MTH065 or higher required for graduation. Students intending to transfer must take MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions or above, excluding MTH211. A College Placement Test (CPT) score does not fulfill this requirement. Students must successfully complete the required mathematics course (or higher.)
2HUM202 Ethics in the Workplace is recommended
3 Any combination of WE280CAA, WE280CAB, WE280CAC or WE280CAD to total 4 credits.

‡See Associate of Applied Science degree, page 20 of the printed catalog.

Related Electives
CIS125WP Word Processing
CIS140 Introduction to Operating Systems
CIS140W Windows Operating System
CIS145A Computer Maintenance and Forensics I
CIS145B Computer Maintenance and Forensics II
CIS145C Computer Maintenance and Forensics III
CIS195 Web Development I
CIS197CSP Web Authoring: Client-Side Programming
CIS197HTM Web Authoring: HTML5 and CSS3
CIS197WAA Web Authoring: Applications
CIS197XML Web Authoring: XML
CIS276 SQL
CIS277 PL/SQL Developer OCA
CIS277BI Oracle Business Intelligence
CIS277S SQL Server
CIS295CMS Web Development:
Content Management Systems
CS160 Computer Science Orientation
CS161 Computer Science I
CS162 Computer Science II
Students planning to transfer to a four-year school must consult with the institution they will be attending as well as work with a CIS faculty adviser. In all schedule planning, it is important for the student to check the course description for prerequisite information.

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