Feb 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Patrick Henry Community College Catalog

Cybersecurity, CSC

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Career Information

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Length: 25 credits

To provide students with the skills and knowledge to recognize and prevent threats to information and information systems.

Employment Objectives: Graduates may seek employment opportunities as an entry-level Network Analyst/Specialist, Security Analyst/Specialist, or a Security Architect in local businesses, educational institutions, or governmental agencies.

Potential Certification: A student may elect to take an industry-specific certification exam. The examinations generally require a testing fee paid by the student. After completion of this program, a student will be academically prepared to take the following examinations:

  • Security+ 

Program Learning Outcomes: A student will be able to:

  • demonstrate basic knowledge of intrusion detection, incident handling, firewalls, network security laws, software vulnerability;
  • recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks and servers;
  • develop a security infrastructure; and
  • demonstrate techniques for mitigating security threats.

Total Credits: 25

Minimum Required for Certificate: 25 Credits

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Developmental Prerequisites 

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