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Cybersecurity

Overview

Cyber LockWhat is Cybersecurity?

The MCC Cybersecurity program helps students acquire the skills to balance and manage the risks of doing business in a networked world. Students learn to formulate and implement an information security policy, manage information assets, and design a successful security infrastructure. Students also get vital hands-on experience in defending against attack and intrusion, as well as disaster recovery preparation. Bellevue University, Dakota State University, and Herzing University offer transfer pathways for graduates of the MCC Cybersecurity program. MCC is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

 

CAE Designation letter

CAE Designation Letter PDF

Job & Salary Outlook

Cybersecurity graduates become security architects, specialists, analysts and administrators, cryptographers, forensic experts and penetration testers.

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SUGGESTED CAREER WEBSITES

Cyberseek.org: Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map

Cyberseek.org: Cybersecurity Career Pathway

CybersecurityJobs.net

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Faculty

Gary Sparks, instructor, program coordinator
Phone: 531-622-3854
INFO Programs: Cybersecurity

Jared Bernard, instructor
Phone: 531-622-8243
INFO Programs: Cybersecurity

Ron Moore, instructor
Phone: 531-622-8370

Kayle Nielsen, instructor
Phone: 531-622-8435

Olivia Christenham, instructor

Assima Sizing, instructor

PROGRAM MAPS (SCHEDULES):

 

NOTE: Plase cross reference the I.T Annual Course Schedule to verify your required courses are being offered during the term you plan to register

blue_iconCybersecurity (ITCSO)

 

Types of awards: Applied Associate of Science

Total Program Credit Hours: 99

Full-Time Program Map (Schedule) - (ITCSO)

YEAR 1

QUARTER 1
(Fall)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Communication 4.5 All
INFO 1000 Work Place Skills for IT Pro 4.5 All
INFO 1002 Introduction to Info Tech 4.5 All
INFO 1110 Window Oper Sys I 4.5 All
Additional Notes: (specific to the quater)
Recommend ENGL 1220 - Technical Writing

QUARTER 2
(Winter)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Quantitative/Numeracy 4.5 All
INFO 1120 Windows Oper Sys II 4.5 All
INFO 1023 Network Essentials I 4.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend MATH 1240 - Technical Mathematics

QUARTER 3
(Spring)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Critical Think/Creativity/Cultural Awarness 4.5 All
INFO 1023 Network Essentials II 4.5 All
INFO 1003 Problem-Solving and Prog 4.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend PHIL 1100 - Critical Reasoning

QUARTER 4
(Summer)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Scientific Inquiry 4.5 All
INFO 1111 Linux Oper Sys I 4.5 All
INFO 2805 Network and Info Sec Basics 4.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend HMRL 1050 - Leadership: Training and Skill Development

YEAR 2

QUARTER 5
(Fall)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Professionalism/Life Skills 4.5 All
INFO 2806 Net Attacks, Intr and Pen Test 4.5 All
INFO 2808 Boundry Protection 4.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend HMRL 1010 - Human Relations Skills

QUARTER 6
(Winter)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 1620 Intro to Database Design 4.5 All
INFO 1933 Securing and Monitoring IoT 4.5 All
INFO 2362 Building Secure Env 4.5 All

QUARTER 7
(Spring)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 2809 Info Sys, Forensics and Legal 4.5 All
INFO 2123 Intro to SCADA 4.5 All
INFO 2810 Security Cap/Internship 4.5 All
Part-Time Program Map (Schedule) - (ITCSO)

YEAR 1

QUARTER 1
(Fall)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Communication 4.5 All
INFO 1000 Work Place Skills for IT Pro 4.5 All
Additional Notes: (specific to the quater) Recommend ENGL 1220 - Technical Writing

QUARTER 2
(Winter)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 1002 Introduction to Info Tech 4.5 All
INFO 1110 Window Oper Sys I 4.5 All

QUARTER 3
(Spring)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Quantitative/Numeracy 4.5 All
INFO 2100 Windows Oper Sys II 4.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend MATH 1240 - Technical Mathematics

QUARTER 4
(Summer)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Critical Think/Creativity/Cultural Awarness 4.5 All
INFO 1023 Network Essentials I 4.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend PHIL 1100 - Critical Reasoning

QUARTER 5
(Fall)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 2023 Network Essentials II 4.5 All
INFO 1003 Problem-Solving and Programming 4.5 All

QUARTER 6
(Winter)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Scientific Inquiry 4.5 All
INFO 1111 Linux Operating Systems I 4.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend HMRL 1050 - Leadership: Training and Skill Development

QUARTER 7
(Spring)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
GEN ED Professionalism/Life Skills 7.5 All
INFO 2805 Network and Info Sec Basics 7.5 All
Additional Notes: Recommend HMRL 1010 - Human Relations Skills

QUARTER 8
(Summer)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 2806 Net Attacks, Intr and Pen Test 4.5 All
INFO 2808 Boundry Protection 4.5 All

QUARTER 9
(Fall)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 1620 Intro to Database Design 4.5 All
INFO 1933 Securing and Monitoring IoT 4.5 All

QUARTER 10
(Winter)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 2362 Building Secure Env 4.5 All
INFO 2809 Info Sys, Forensics and Legal 4.5 All

QUARTER 11
(Spring)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hrs. Terms
INFO 2123 Intro to SCADA 4.5 All
INFO 2810 Security Cap/Internship 4.5 All

MIDWEST 2022 GEN CYBER

 

Gen cyber logoThe GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.

 




CYBER YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Cyber YouTube Channel

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT WEBSITES

United States Computer Emergency Reading Team (US-CERT)

United States Department of Justice Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section

United States Federal Bureau of Investigations – Cyber Crime

United States Federal Bureau of Investigations – Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

National Security Agency Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) Website

United States Department of Homeland Security – Stop. Think. Connect.

General Services Administration (GSA) Consumer Action Handbook

Stay Safe Online

FTC Data Security for Business

FTC Phishing Tips

US-Cert, Report Phishing Sites

LOCAL INDUSTRY ADVISORS

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linkedin  Chris Greer
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Information Security Manager at Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, NE Assistant Professor & Program Director BSCYBR and MSCYBR, College of Science and Technology, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
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Manager of Information Security, DOTComm, Omaha, NE Agricultural Entrepreneur, Omaha, NE
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linkedin  Jeff Breci
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Information Security at Metropolitan Utilities District, Omaha, NE Privacy and Security Expert, Creator of ComPriSec and Zero Trust Privacy, Omaha, NE
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Union Pacific Railroad, Omaha, NE Senior Cybersecurity Consultant, Raytheon Corporation, Bellevue, NE
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CyberSecurity Director, Lincoln, NE Cybersecurity & IT Leader, Omaha, NE
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Sys Director - Cybersecurity Incident Response, Forensics & Threat Intelligence at CommonSpirit Health, Bellevue, NE Cyber Crime, Security, Omaha, NE
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linkedin  Warren Fish
Associate Director, Security Program and
Strategy Practice, Omaha, NE