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Degree Programs

Cybersecurity (CYBR)

Cloud Computing (CNVT)

Computer Studies and Information Processing Concentrations

Cybersecurity (CYBR)

Mission:

The Cybersecurity program provides students with a strong foundation in the principles and methods of cybersecurity, as well as the fundamental knowledge and tools for applying security measures across a variety of network architectures and settings. In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, this associate degree program will provide the educational background and hands-on training necessary to prepare students for entry into the cybersecurity sector. The curriculum includes a combination of general education, computer science, and network technology courses to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and training necessary for a successful transition into a career in security, and to meet National Security Agency (NSA) and Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) core foundational content and standards.

Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Present conclusions orally and in writing.
  • Develop solution Algorithms.
  • Install and securely configure, operate, and maintain computer network.
  • Implement secure network management including intrusion prevention.
  • Explain basic objectives of cybersecurity and the importance of information security as well as the current threats to networks.
  • Assess cybersecurity risk management policies in order to adequately protect an organizations's critical information and assets.
  • Develop appropriate workplace attitudes, and identify, understand, and work within professional standards.
Cloud Computing (CNVT)

Mission:

The Cloud computing program provides students how to create the networks, work with a variety of computers, and create cloud services that are scalable. Students also learn how to secure the cloud networks and systems. Students learn how to access and implement business and technology tools over the internet. 

Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to design, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot networking systems.
  • Apply industry best practices to design and develop on-premises technology solutions based on client needs.
  • Apply cloud foundation and cloud architecting principles to determine appropriate and effective technology solutions for clients.
  • The ability to use effective problem-solving techniques to troubleshoot and resolve computer hardware and software issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use industry best practices to configure and secure computing hosts.
  • Compare data analytics techniques to analyze and report behaviors and trends in cloud and on-premises computing environments.
  • Show preparation for national exams/certifications.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers and clients, verbally and in writing.
Computer Programming (CPRD)
Mission:

The Computer Programming Degree develops in its diverse student population the essential qualities necessary for success in a rapidly changing technological environment. Students learn critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving skills, and to effectively communicate ideas. Students in this program are prepared to successfully transfer to 4-year institutions in pursuit of a computer science degree, and to join the twenty-first century workforce in a software developer's role.

Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills.
  • Apply logical skills to programming in a variety of languages.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of network principles.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.
Networking Technology (CMND)

Mission:

Networks continue to expand in all aspects of our personal activities from business, manufacturing, education, and health care. This program provides balanced coverage of technology fundamentals, emphasis on this concentration prepares students for careers in modern office environments, focused on both client/server technologies and networking technology. Importance is placed on operating principles of programming, hardware, software, networking models, Network operating systems, internetworking components, and industry standards along with hands-on laboratory activities for developing practical problem-solving skills. Students develop the ability to design, configure, secure, and troubleshoot basic local area networks (LANs) and internetworks using servers, routers, and switches. Integrated into the program are courses that prepare students to sit for both the Server and Networking certifications. Depending on the path taken, students can choose between two tracks: Networking or programming emphasis.

Outcomes:

  • Show Preparation for international exams/Certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Organize ideas to support a position.
  • Translate concepts into current working business environment.
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills such as presentation for an audience, discussions, and debates.
  • Use visual aids effectively to support an oral presentation.
  • Demonstrate writing abilities such as reports, instructions, and documentation.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in problem-solving.
  • Devolved and demonstrate troubleshooting skills.
  • Identify with today's business and industry standards.
Web Technologies (CWTD)
Mission:

The Web Technologies Concentration offers the opportunity for students to specialize in the field of web development. Participating in the website development process from concept through installation, students learn the critical thinking, problem-solving, technical, and soft skills necessary to interact with clients and produce web content and programming using current industry technologies. The Computer Studies department sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging web trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Demonstrate a basic level of competency in programming and logic skills.
  • Utilize web technologies.
  • Present conclusions effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Administer and maintain a website.
  • Develop, administer, and maintain a web programming system solution.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Apply the skills that are the focus of this program to business scenarios.
Computer Support Specialist (CMSD)
Mission:

The Computer Support Specialist concentration gives students the opportunity to develop core understanding of desktop technology which includes hardware and software, operating systems, networking, virtual computing, and security.  The program will prepare students to sit for a variety of international networking certifications including the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA N+, and the Microsoft MCSA. The program sets high academic standards necessary for transfer and career success, including the lifelong learning skills necessary to stay current with emerging technology trends and techniques in the field.

Outcomes:
  • Show preparation for national exams/certifications.
  • Research information and technologies.
  • Comply with today's business, industry standards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software.
  • Apply customer service and end-user support principles when dealing with customers and individuals lacking a technical background.
  • Communicate effectively with clients, verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking in problem solving.
  • Work effectively in teams.
  • Compare and contrast techniques used for security management.
  • Demonstrate good listening skills when others are speaking, keeping notes, journals.