Cyber and Information Security

Preventing and investigating computer crimes.

 

Cyber and Information Security - AAS

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 2000 level Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

Estimated Costs for this Major

Tuition/Fees:$11,275
Tools:N/A
Books/Supplies:$1,600
Total:$12,875
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
COMM2518
College Speech
Students develop interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills as well as an understanding of basic communication principles. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
ENGL2515
College Writing I
This course involves expository writing based on experience, direct observation, research and reading with emphasis on critical thinking skills, rhetorical strategies, and style. (Meets MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
MATH2530
Introduction to Statistics
This course emphasizes the concepts and methods of statistics. Statistics is the study of how to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret numerical information from data. Statistical methods will be presented with a focus on understanding both the suitability of the method and the meaning of the result. Statistical methods and measurements will be studied in the context of a broad range of practical applications that require decision making. (MnTC Goal 4) (Prerequisite: A minimum score of 87 in the Intermediate Algebra section of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 22 on the Math Subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of MATH1525) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
PHIL2510
Moral Problems
An introduction to ethical principles as applied to the moral issues and challenges individuals encounter in everyday life. Emphasis will be given to the analysis and development of ethical views and decision making. A broad variety of topics will be explored, including personal moral character, medical, religious, racial, and cultural issues. (Fulfills MnTC Goals 6 & 9) (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
SOCS2510
Introduction to Sociology
The purpose of this course is to develop in students an understanding of basic sociological issues, concepts, terminology, and applications of these understandings with current societal events. Students will become conscious of societal influences in relationship to human and cultural dynamics in our world. This course will call for the development of reflective and critical thinking skills. (MnTC Goal 5) (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
15 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
CJSP1202
Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course provides an overview of the philosophical and historical backgroung of the components and policies that make-up the criminal justice system and their interrelationships in our diverse society. It examines deviant behavior in our society and the roles of law enforcement, courts, corrections and community corrections agencies. (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
CJSP1204
Introduction to Criminology/Criminal Behavior
This course provides an introductory overview of the basic concepts, issues, causation, theories, application of theories, and methodology to examine crime and criminal behavior. Students will examine how the various componenets of the criminal justice system respond to the challenges of crime and criminal behavior within our society. (Prerequisites: ENGL2515 College Writing I and either CJSP1202 Introduction to Criminal Justice or CJSP2230 Introduction to Corrections) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
CJSP2205
Criminal Law and Procedures
This course will introduce students to the main principles of substantive criminal law and procedure. Study will include the elements of major crimes and defenses, and examination of the criminal legal process from investigation through post-sentencing, with special emphasis on laws governing the role of law enforcement. (Prerequisites: ENGL2515 College Writing I and either CJSP1202 Introduction to Criminal Justice or CJSP2230 Introduction to Corrections) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
CJSP2225
Courtroom and Evidence Procedures
The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the technology used in electronic discovery (e-discovery) in civil and criminal cases. It will examine e-discovery identification and preservation to collection, processing, review, production and trial presentation. This course looks at the fast-growing field of digital evidence and provides students with an understanding of proper handling, storage and courtroom testimony related to digital evidence. (Prerequisite: College Writing I and Introduction to Criminal Justice) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
CJSP2240
Special Topics: Crime Victims and Computer Crimes
Crime Victims surveys victimology as an area within the study of criminal justice. Theories and viewpoints on the role of victim precipitation in crime, and societal reactions such as victim blame are discussed. Victimization patterns in crimes such as homicide, domestic violence, and child abuse are examined. Treatment of victims by the justice system, and issues regarding victims' rights are described. Computer Crimes is designed to expose future practitioners to internet and other computer-facilitated criminal behavior and determine appropriate responses for law enforcement. This course will examine various ways the use of computer technology has evolved in the commission of criminal behavior such as online child exploitation, identity theft, and cyber bullying. Included is an understanding of the responses of social services and the criminal justice system to these types of crimes. (Prerequisites: CJSP1202 or CJSP2230 and ENGL2515 and COMP2515) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1608
MS Workstation
This course will explore the MS workstation networking client. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS workstation in a single and multi-domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft networking environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1641
Networking Fundamentals
This course will explore the history of TCP/IP. Students will learn the components and functionality of TCP/IP by studying the OSI Model, the TCP/IP stack model and its role in communicating across a network. The student will become familiar with basic and advanced IP addressing, as well as TCP/IP routing. Additional emphasis will be placed on the utilization of TCP/IP tools (TFTP, Ping, Telnet, etc.) Students will be required to calculate IP subnetting for various network scenarios. Practical skills in network cable identification and construction will be employed. (Cisco Semester 1) (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT1649
Microsoft Server/Enterprise
This course will explore the Microsoft server networking environment. The students will learn how to plan, install and configure a MS server in a single domain environment. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of network resources. Boot failures, configuration errors and fault-tolerances will be discussed as it relates to the Microsoft environment. Students will be required to install and configure a server in a single domain environment. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. (Prerequisite: NWAT1641) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2676
Wireless Communications
This course provides a survey of techniques and procedures followed in the development of business computer information systems. Topics include structured approaches to needs assessment, specification, design, system development, documentation development and implementation of new systems. Students will be introduced to various CASE tools and their uses in system analysis and design. The student will use these tools to plan and create systems based on different network scenarios. (Prerequisites: NWAT1641, NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2681
Fundamentals of Security
As organizations accelerate their interest in network business solutions, they need qualified professionals who possess the skills necessary to ensure the security of all network-based transactions. This course will provide training to improve the student's skills and knowledge in three key areas of network security: firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and virtual private networks. Practical hands-on projects will guide the student through implementing hardware, software, network, Internet and data security configurations. (Prerequisites: NWAT1608, NWAT1641, NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2683
Security Threats & Counter Measures
This course covers the concepts and familiarity of the tools and techniques used by malicious network intruders. The student will learn to recognize security threats and vulnerabilities that exist in present networking environments. Additional emphasis will be placed on recognizing and mitigating responsive measures to lessen the negative effectiveness of security breaches. (Prerequisites: NWAT1608, NWAT1641, NWAT1649) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2684
Server & Desk Security
This course covers Windows Server and Windows desktop operating systems security issues. Students will learn how to install and configure basic and intermediate security features that can be implemented in a server-client environment. Emphasis will be placed on securing network remote access, standalone and domain security options, group policy administration, file and folder access/encryption, client login controls and restrictions, operating system updates and backup/restore procedures. Additional attention will focus on basic Linux security. (Prerequisites: NWAT1609 and NWAT1642, NWAT1650) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2689
Forensic Investigation
This course covers a basic to intermediate approach to secure home and business wireless networks. Students will learn how wireless networks are installed and implemented in various networking environments and topologies. Emphasis will be placed on understanding security features found on most wireless routers. Students will have an opportunity to install, configure and implement a secure wireless network. Additional emphasis will be given to third party security software solutions. (Prerequisites: NWAT1609, NWAT1642, NWAT1650, NWAT2681) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2692
Electronic Devices Forensics
The Electronic Devices Forensics course provides an introduction to mobile device forensics including practical approaches and best practices involved in performing mobile forensics. Students will examine the internals of popular mobile devices including their operating systems, hardware, and security concepts. Students will gain an understanding of the tools available to perform mobile forensic tasks including data acquisitions, data recovery, and industry best practices. (Prerequisites: NWAT1608, NWAT1641, and NWAT2681) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
NWAT2693
Website and Applications Security
Website and application security prepares the student for a role as a security officer, auditor, security professional, or site administrator. It also empowers a website and/or application developer with the knowledge necessary to create and maintain secure applications. The course studies how various vulnerabilities in server architecture, web/application development, and database structure expose these systems to attack. Students learn how these vulnerabilities are exploited and develop the skills to effectively protect these systems against attack. Students will gain an understanding of the tools hackers use to exploit these issues. They also learn to effectively utilize tools to detect attack and set up appropriate countermeasures to defend against attacks and intrusion. (Prerequisites: NWAT1608, 1641, and NWAT2681) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
45 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 60



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