Cyber Security

Overview

Graduates from TMCC in Cyber Security will be prepared to become leaders and technical managers in Cyber Security, with a solid understanding of security technology and organizational management principles and practices, preparing them to make knowledgeable and responsible decisions.

With the skills earned from the Cyber Security degree, students will be able to perform the following duties:

  • Monitor their organization’s networks for security breaches and investigate a violation when one occurs
  • Install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information
  • Prepare reports that document security breaches and the extent of the damage caused by the breaches
  • Conduct penetration testing, which is when analysts simulate attacks to look for vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be exploited
  • Research the latest information technology (IT) security trends
  • Develop security standards and best practices for their organization
  • Recommend security enhancements to management or senior IT staff
  • Help computer users when they need to install or learn about new security products and procedures

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot, maintain and update an enterprise-level information security system.
  • Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions.
  • Formulate, update and communicate short and long-term organizational cyber Security strategies and policies.

Labor Market Information:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for network administrators was $81,100 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $49,830, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $130,200.

  • CIS 128 Microcomputer Hardware I (3)
  • CIS 129 Microcomputer Hardware II (3)
  • CIS 141 Introduction to Cyber Security (3)
  • CIS 162 Operating Systems (3)
  • CIS 164 Network Fundamentals I (3)
  • CIS 165 Network Fundamentals II (3)
  • CIS 168 Firewalls and Network Security (3)
  • CIS 177 Job Readiness (1)
  • CIS 215 Microsoft Windows Server (3)
  • CIS 220 Operating Systems – UNIX (3)
  • CIS 241 Introduction to Digital Forensics (3)
  • CIS 243 Incident Response & Disaster Recovery (3)
  • CIS 267 Intermediate Networking I (3)
  • CIS 281 IT Project Management (3)
  • CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers (3)
  • CSCI 127 Introduction to Programming in JavaScript (3)
  • CSCI 130 Introduction to Python (3)
  • CSCI 162 Internship (2)
  • CSCI 289 Social Implications of Computer Technology (3)
  • Credits of General Education (12)

Total Required Credits: 66

Sheila Trottier

CTE Director
Phone: 701.477.7879
e-mail: strottier@tm.edu