A future worth investigating.

Today, as information and online security become more essential every day, there’s a growing demand for people who are trained to protect the IT resources of businesses and organizations. Our cutting-edge, two-year Cyber Security & Computer Forensics program can prepare you to help answer that demand. And start a career in network security.

You can gain a wide range of knowledge and experience, networking skills, and cross-training. You’ll study cyber law and ethics, basic security technologies, security information, and online security as you develop the ability to secure operating systems, wired and wireless networks, and web transactions, and collect evidence for forensics and investigations. You’ll be eligible to sit for the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) certifications in A+, Security+, and Network+.

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What you’ll learn

  • Learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • Know how to use basic installation procedures, utilize back-up procedures, and provide remote access for users.
  • Understand computer organization, communication, and network security.
  • Gain the ability to perform network address translation and packet filtering and install proxy servers, firewalls, and virtual private networks for network defense and countermeasures.
  • Understand the basics of cyber law and ethics by utilizing record keeping techniques and utilizing law nexus and record keeping regulatory models with knowledge of legal and ethical responsibilities.
  • Learn to apply basic principles to plan, implement, and audit a system’s security.
  • Be able to assess risk, build security policy, identify security resources, and determine threats to its assets and devices.
  • Learn to determine wireless vulnerabilities and gain a basic knowledge of encryption, intrusion detection, and security assurance.

Possible careers

  • Information assurance
  • Computer networking
  • Homeland security


Dr. Carrie White
Dean of Faculty