Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics (CSIA)

Professional Technical Certificate

Professional Technical Degree


CSIA 110: Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Credits 5

Provides an introduction to the field of Cyber Security through the analysis of technology and concepts in the field of cyber security and cybercrime. This course provides a complete introduction to the protection of business information and systems that support business process. The objective is to identify common threats and attacks, analyze the role of security techniques and architectures, explain the role of cryptography, and analyze issues related to managing security. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CSIA 185: Cybersecurity I: Risks, Control and Encryption

Credits 5

This course explores the basic security landscape through the topics of risks, threats, control and encryption. Learn how to assess and prioritize risks with computer system, implement authentication controls and the functions of encryption/cryptography. Course may prepare students to complete Security + certification. Course maps to CTCITC117 Security +. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CSIA 195: Cybersecurity III: Ethical Hacking

Credits 5

This course serves as an introduction into the skills, steps and concepts related to the field of penetration testing and ethical hacking. The modern penetration tester or “pen tester” relies on a specific set of skills to help secure IT infrastructure by testing defenses. This course places a heavy emphasis on the ethical issues and practices required by all professional penetration testers. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CSIA 280: Computer Forensics I: Intro to Computer Forensic

Credits 5

Explore the role and skillset required of the computer forensics professional investigator including an introduction to the computer investigation process, data acquisition process, crime scenes and forensics tools. This class may include students from multiple sections.

CSIA 290: Cybersecurity Capstone

Credits 5

Provides cybersecurity students with the opportunity to develop a complex, quarter long project working in the field of information security. Students will work with their instructor to determine career readiness and develop a project focused on honing specific individual skills based on areas of need. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with others and learn from real world needs, often working with industry on projects. This class may include students from multiple sections.

CSIA 299: Integrated Study-Honors

Credits 2

In this capstone honors course, students will complete a project relevant to their career pathway and program. The project will integrate at least two Business and IT programs (Business Administration, Administrative Office Systems, Multimedia Communications, Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics, or Information Technology) to provide breadth and relevance to the project. This class may include students from multiple sections.