Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Degree offered

Associate in Science in Computer Information Systems (Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Concentration)

Credits required 65/66

Dean

William Berardi, william.berardi@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, priscilla.grocer@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: CI

Concentration Code: CSDF

Program Goals Statement

Students will be prepared for critical roles in developing solutions to security problems which are a continually changing and evolving issue for businesses. Students will master theoretical concepts of information security and the methodologies to apply learning to practical problem-solving and prevention. Students will learn computer forensics skills and will be able to conduct analysis of computer and/or network equipment and related data files.

Program information

Transfer credit for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the CI Department Chair or by a full-time CI faculty member.

Note: Students may be required to obtain and use specific hardware, operating systems, or applications.

Elective Recommendations

After BCC

  • This program prepares students for high-demand roles to protect critical functions in all types of enterprises.
  • If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Technical Literacy, First Year Experience

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:10-14

Choose one of the following

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Choose one of the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Choose one of the following

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Courses

CIS 105Hardware Fundamentals

1 credit

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIS 133UNIX/Linux System Administration I

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

CIT 150Cyber Security Principles

3 credits

CIT 155Introduction of Computer Forensics

3 credits

CIT 250Cyber Defense and Firewall Security

3 credits

CIT 251Operating Systems Vulnerability Management & Risk

3 credits

CIT 252Critical Security Controls

3 credits

CIT 255Advanced Computer Forensics

4 credits

CIT 274Cyber Security and Forensics Seminar

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:44

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CIS 105Hardware Fundamentals

1 credit

CIS 120Programming: Logic, Design and Implementation

3 credits

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

CIS 134Networking Technologies

4 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 131Elements of College Mathematics

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 106Operating System Scripting

1 credit

CIS 131Windows Server Administration I

3 credits

CIS 132Introduction to UNIX/Linux and Shell Programming

3 credits

CIT 150Cyber Security Principles

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Science Elective

3-4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

BUS 115Fundamentals of an Enterprise

1 credit

CIS 133UNIX/Linux System Administration I

3 credits

CIT 155Introduction of Computer Forensics

3 credits

CIT 250Cyber Defense and Firewall Security

3 credits

CIT 251Operating Systems Vulnerability Management & Risk

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

Or

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

CIT 252Critical Security Controls

3 credits

CIT 255Advanced Computer Forensics

4 credits

CIT 274Cyber Security and Forensics Seminar

4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

Or

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

And

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

 

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