2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations, CSC

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PURPOSE:  This one-year program leads to entry-level employment opportunities in the cybersecurity and networking fields. This program prepares students for introductory IT knowledge and skills and to recognize, prevent and defend against threats to information and information systems. Students need to be introduced to the basic topics of operating systems, computer hardware, networking concepts, programming, and cybersecurity core topics in order to be well prepared and successful in all areas of IT including cybersecurity and networking.

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Many courses in this program provide preparation for industry certifications. Select the course details to locate certification information. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. New students should visit their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge and practical skills of the OSI Model, layers, and functions relevant to an IT environment.
  2. Communicate effectively in IT environments using research, writing, and presentation skills.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of network security models and network security policy.
  4. Define cloud security threats and vulnerabilities.
  5. Apply knowledge regarding network attacks, hacking, and protection measures.

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 16


All information technology courses must be completed within five years of student’s intended graduation date.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

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