This program prepares students for an entry-level position in Internet security, network, systems or support administrators/specialist. Information and network security is a problem that almost every company faces; one of the biggest assets a company has is its data. In the field of information security and assurance, there are currently too few professionals and in the growing global economy there will continue to be a need for professionals in the field.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
A. S. Computer Information Systems
Contact: Casey Storozuk, (413)552-2429, firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is the first half of the college composition sequence and focuses on expository writing, critical thinking, and research, with emphases on the following: critical reading and interpretation of nonfiction texts; engaging with and analyzing texts; using summary, paraphrase, and quotation; finding, evaluating and documenting sources; and writing with purpose. Students will produce approximately 3000 words of formal written work, including a documented research paper of at least 1250 words. 4 class hours Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on English placement tests or C- or better in ENG 095 or C- or better in ENG 097 and ENG 098, or C- or better in ENG 096 or ENG 099.
This course is the second half of the first-year composition sequence and focuses on comprehending literary works, thinking critically, and writing analytically. The emphasis is on writing critically about fiction, poetry, and drama. Frequent short essays are assigned, amounting to a total of approximately 3000 words. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or better
A scientific examination of human social phenomena. Major topics include interaction, statuses and roles, groups, social institutions, culture, socialization, social control, conforming and deviant behavior, collective behavior, social inequality, demography, social change, urbanism, industrialism and globalization.Prerequisite: ENG 101 eligible
Introduction to the study and principles of behavior. Topics include general principles of scientific investigation; physiological bases of behavior including sensation, perception, learning, emotion, and motivation; development; individual differences; attitudes; and group dynamics. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101.
Explore the multidisciplinary world of robotics, and its relevance to current humanitarian, social, and environmental concerns. Modeling the fields of science and engineering, this class will be based on teamwork and cooperative problem solving in a supportive, hands on, laboratory environment. Solutions to a series of challenges will be designed, constructed, tested and revised by students working together in groups. A standard, modular, mobile robotics system will be used to design and construct robots capable of carrying out a single task or multiple tasks related to a variety of applications. The role of science, engineering and technology in modern society will also be explored. (Same as SEM 110.)Prerequisite: NoneAdditional Course Fee: $55.00 Robotics fee (The fee is subject to change.)
Laboratory Science [D] ElectivesAST 110, AST 116, AST 140, BIO 100, BIO 101, BIO 103, BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 108 (formerly 104), BIO 109, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 115, BIO 116, BIO 117, BIO 118, BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 215, BIO 217, BIO 218, BIO 222, BIO 223, BIO 229, BIO 230, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 113, CHM 114, CHM 121, CHM 124, CHM 221, CHM 222, CHM 224, EGR 110, EGR 111, ESC 111, ESC 120, ESC 130, ENV 120, ENV 124, ENV 137, ENV 138, ENV 140, ENV 230, ENV 253, FRS 101, FRS 110, FRS 201, HRT 212, PHS 101, PHS 102, PHS 111, PHS 112, PHS 201, PSC 140, PSY 142, SEM 110, SEM 111, SEM 112, SEM 116, SEM 130, SUS 103, SUS 104, SUS 105
Historical and philosophical background and critical evaluation of the criminal justice system. A study of the United States Constitution and its impact on modern criminal justice. The relationship of crime to the police, prosecution, the courts, probation, parole, corrections, and the general functions of each. Exploration of the field of criminal justice and professional career opportunities in it. Prerequisite: English 095 eligibility
Students will learn basic through advanced computer concepts with emphasis on both the personal computer and enterprise computing. Topics include hardware, application and system software, the Internet and World Wide Web, communications, e-commerce, societal issues, database management, systems analysis and design, programming, information systems, career opportunities, certifications in the computer field, and computer trends. (Students may not receive credit for both CSI 101 and CSI 111) Prerequisite: ENG 101 eligible.
Understand the fundamentals of computer nomenclature, particularly with respect to personal computer hardware and software and the World Wide Web; make use of the Web as a repository of the latest information and an integrated learning tool; develop an in-depth understanding of why computers are essential to the business world and society in general; focus on the computer as a valuable productivity tool, recognizing its position as the backbone of the computer industry and as a stand-alone and networked device; learn strategies for purchasing, installing, and maintaining a personal computer system; and learn to plan a career as a knowledge-worker in the information age. This course will enable students in any major to become computer literate. Students may not receive credit for both CSI 111 and BUS 115 or for both CSI 111 and CSI 101. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101.
Investigates managerial aspects of communications systems, focusing on the relationship of communications technologies to the whole organizations. Sub-themes include the relationships of communications technology with information systems, the regulatory environment, and the effects of communications technologies on people. Prerequisite: CSI 111 or CSI 101
The course will prepare students for credentialing such as A+ Certification. This course will teach students how to troubleshoot, install programs, use various operating systems and their applications, as well as develop skills in formal problem solving. The student will also gain the benefit of hardware knowledge such as CPUs, memory, storage media, modems, network interface cards (NICs) and peripherals. The students will gain hands-on experience in building, upgrading and repairing computers. Prerequisite: CSI 111 or CSI 101
An introduction to the systems development life cycle, with emphasis on the analysis and design phases. Structured methodologies utilizing CASE tools, as well as prototyping techniques, are covered. A substantial analysis and design project will be required. This course will provide the student an opportunity to advance well beyond the fundamental computer knowledge developed in a beginning computer class and aid the student in future classes. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the ability to design complex computer systems. Prerequisite: 12 CSI credits
A continuation of CSI 211. Completes the process of preparing students for credentialing such as the A+ Certification Exam. Continues to teach students how to install programs, Network Interface Cards, and hubs. Topics will include disk files systems such as FAT, FAT 32, HPFS, and NTFS. Unix and Linux, as well as Macintosh OS systems, will be discussed. Additional topics to be covered include CR-ROM, CDRW, and external secondary storage devices. Prerequisite: CSI 101 or CSI 111
Provides students with an opportunity to build upon the foundations learned in CSI 120, Introduction to Business Data Communications. The student will develop the necessary skills to implement the basics of network building, work services, transmission media, and protocols. Through hands-on experience in setting up an actual computer network, the student will be able to demonstrate the how and why of networking technology, including the use of protocols. Prerequisite: CSI 101 or CSI 111
A survey of the administrative, managerial, and functional aspects of contract and proprietary security services. The development, history, education, training, and legal aspects of security are included. Emphasis will be placed on facility and site surveys, risk analysis, internal and external protection, intrusion and access control design, alarm monitoring, computer information protection, and safety and disaster contingency planning. Prerequisite: English 095 eligibility
An introduction to the various technical and administrative aspects of Information Security and Assurance. This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assetts, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system, with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. Prerequisite: CSI 101 or CSI 111 and eligibility for ENG 101
Functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, applications, the integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus.Prerequisite: MTH 108 or adequate score on the Mathematics Placement Exam
This course will teach students how to secure any network, large or small. The student will learn the realities that network administrators actually face on the front lines, where they are constantly under attack, and don?t always get the support they need from their organization. The course will address many facets of network security, including defining security models, access control, Web/DNS (domain network service)/email security, remote access and VPNs (virtual private networks), wireless LAN/WAN (local area networks and wide area networks), security, day-to-day monitoring and logging, attack response, and more. The student will learn how to systematically identify today?s most widespread security mistakes and vulnerabilities, offering realistic and up-to-date solutions. The student will then integrate these techniques in an end-to-end case study, showing how to redesign an insecure enterprise network for maximum security, one step at a time. Prerequisite: CRJ 105 or SEC 105
This course takes an in-depth look at operating system security concepts by examining the theoretical concepts that make the world of security unique. A practical hands-on approach will be used when examining operating system security techniques and strategies. The course will also explore the advances in security implementation and the strategies for solving problems that may be encountered in operating system security. Prequisite: CRJ 105 or CSI 216
This course will take an in-depth look at network security concepts and techniques and examine theoretical concepts that make the world of security unique using a practical, hands-on approach. In addition, this course will explore the advancements in network implementation as will as timeless problem solving strategies. Prerequisite or Corequisite: SEC 105
The primary emphasis of this course is on intrusion detection. The emphasis is on essential practices such as developing a security policy and then implementing that policy by performing Network Address Translation, setting up packet filtering, and installing proxy servers, firewalls, and virtual private networks. The course will provide the student with a solid foundation in network security defense and assumes familiarity with the Internet and basic networking concepts. Prerequisite: SEC 267
Depending on the course selection 50% of this program can be completed online.