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Digital Security Certificate

Hours - 18 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2022
Last Revised 9/19/2022
Holokai Category: Professional Studies
Sponsoring Program: Information Technology
Faculty Unit Assignment: Faculty of Math & Computing

Program Requirements

Core Requirements — 18 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
CIS 101 Beginning Programming F, W, S 3.0
IT 280 Computer Networking F, W, S 3.0
IT 320 System Administration Essentials F 3.0 CIS 101, IT 280
IT 381 Information Assurance and Security F 3.0 IT 280
IT 482 Advanced Topics in Information Assurance and Security W 3.0 IT 381
CIS 470 Ethics in Computer and Information Sciences F, S 3.0 ENGL 315 or ENGL 316 or equivalent

Additional Program Requirements

All passing grades will be accepted in fulfilling minor or certificate requirements.

For this certificate, students must complete at least 9 CIS, CS, IS, or IT credits that are not applied to other BCIS, CS, IS, or IT majors, minors or certificates.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completing a major in information technology, students will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan.