Cybersecurity Fundamentals (CW71) Technical Certificate of Credit
The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Technical Certificate of Credit is a sequence of courses designed, upon completion of required prerequisite courses, to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques required in computer information processing. Completion of the TCC will prepare students to either continue more advanced studies in Cybersecurity leading toward a Diploma or AAS Degree or broaden their current CIST knowledge base.
Graduates will be qualified for entry-level cybersecurity positions.
The standard curriculum for the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program during any semester. The Certificate program generally takes two (2) to three (3) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 18 credit hours.
- Submit a completed application;
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Submit official high school/high school equivalent transcripts;
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
- Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.
- This link found at https://www.southeasterntech.edu/admissions/placement-testing/
Costs are estimates and are subject to change.
- Tuition/Fees: $2,653
- Books/Supplies: $700
|Occupational Courses (18 hours)
|CIST 1001Computer Concepts
(Prerequisites: None) Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.
|CIST 1122Hardware Installation & Maintenance
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.
|CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals
(Prerequisites: None) This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.
|CIST 1602Security Policies & Procedures
(Prerequisites: None) (Corequisites: None) This course provides knowledge and experience to develop and maintain security policies and procedures. Students will explore the legal and ethical issues in information security and the various security layers: physical security, personnel security, operating systems, network, software, communication and database security. Students will develop an Information Security Policy and an Acceptable Use Policy.
|CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO
(Prerequisites: Program Admission) This course introduces the architectures, models, protocols, and networking elements that connect users, devices, applications, and data through the internet and across modern computer networks - including IP addressing and Ethernet fundamentals. By the end of the course, students can build simple local area networks (LANs) that integrate IP addressing schemes, foundational network security, and perform basic configurations for routers and switches.
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