Cyber Security is a one-year curriculum designed to provide students with a firm foundation of knowledge and training in order to analyze and protect computers, networks, software and data from unauthorized access or attack. Topics will include operating system and network security, malware, hacking, computer forensics, intrusion detection, social engineering, and security management.
The courses can also be applied to the A.A.S. degree in Computer Information Systems. Graduates of this certificate can expect skills applicable in private industry, government, law enforcement, the military, health services and academia
This is a TSI-waved certificate. Students declaring this major are not subject to the TSI regulations unless they enroll in a course outside the prescribed curriculum.
To be eligible for enrollment in the program, students must have completed BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications and Sciences or have approval of program advisor. To qualify for the Certificate of Proficiency, the student must complete a Capstone Experience in the final semester of the program.
Program advisor on the Levelland Campus is Michael Slaughter, instructor of computer information systems. Program advisors at the Lubbock Center are Ben Walton, professor of computer information systems, and Dr. Patrick Logue, professor of computer information systems.
Certificate of Proficiency