Academic Programs

Cyber Security & Digital Crime

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

Cyber Security protection against hackersThis program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cyber crime personnel in the public and private sector.

Students completing this curriculum will be capable of investigating computer crimes, properly seizing and recovering computer evidence, and aiding in the prosecution of cyber criminals.

To combat cyber crime, students in the Cyber Security & Digital Crime program will understand counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through cyber sleuthing and evidence gathering. The work of cyber crime investigators often aids in criminal investigations, supports lawsuits, and prevents future attacks.

Course work in this curriculum will include work in the disciplines of criminal justice and computer information systems and business security. Additionally, students will be required to take specific cyber crime classes.

Graduates should qualify to become entry-level computer crime investigators for criminal justice agencies and be competent to work with computer security specialists and private business. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for computer security specialists will grow as businesses and government continue to invest heavily in "cyber security," protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack.

The information security field is expected to generate many new system administrator jobs over the next decade as firms across all industries place a high priority on safeguarding their data and systems. 

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
NET 161 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software................ 4
NET 162 IT Essentials II: Advanced PC Hardware and Software....... 3
NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security............................ 3
NET 351 Python for Cyber Security Professionals.................... 3
NET 170 Configuring Windows................................................. 4
NET 217 CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals................ 3
NET 218 CCNA Exploring Routing Concepts............................ 3
NET 423 Securing a Linux Environment I.................................. 3
NET 638 Network Firewalls and VPNs...................................... 3
NET 617 Implementing Security Policies and Procedures........ 3
NET 424 Securing a Linux Environment II................................. 3
NET 633 Computer Forensics Fundamentals........................... 3
NET 730 Computer Forensics and Investigations..................... 3
NET 624 Offensive Security I..................................................... 3
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
NET 625 Offensive Security II.................................................... 3
NET 171 Installing and Configuring Windows Server................ 4
NET 846 Cyber Crime Projects.................................................. 3
PSY 102 Human and Work Relations........................................ 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications....................................... 3

Program Total............................................................ 67

Contacts

Ryan Sporrer Ext. 1494 ryan.sporrer@witcc.edu
Keith Price, Ext. 1809 Room T215 keith.price@witcc.edu
Peter Albright, Ext 3233 Room T215 peter.albright@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480 greg.strong@witcc.edu
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Sioux City, Iowa 51106
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