Associate’s Program in Cybersecurity and Computer Networks

The number of cybersecurity threats is on the rise, and the energy industry is a prime target. Bismarck State College’s online degree program combines system administration fundamentals with a foundation in cybersecurity concepts. Classes focus on best practices to implement, administer, and secure operating systems and computer networks.

Associate’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Computer Networks

  • This degree program combines system administration fundamentals with a foundation in cybersecurity concepts.  Classes focus on best practices to implement, administer, and secure operating systems as well as computer networks.
  • Bismarck State College’s online Associate of Applied Science curriculum contains core classes in computer hardware, Windows, Linux, networking and security. Classes include database, web design and basic programming/ scripting.
  • Successful Cybersecurity & Computer Networks students have aptitude in critical thinking, problem solving and troubleshooting, inquisitiveness and adaptability.
  • Students will learn highly marketable technical skills and have the knowledge to meet the ever-changing technologies used in business and industry.
  • Graduates will have gained experience installing operating systems, configuring networks, managing servers, and performing other common system administration tasks while maintaining essential security practice.

Contact
Matt Frohlich • Tech Center 110
701-224-5581
[email protected]

Core Classes:

CIS 128 Microcomputer Hardware I

CIS 147 Principles of Information Security

CIS 212 Microsoft Windows Operating System Client

CIS 164 Networking Fundamentals I (Required)

CIS 165 Networking Fundamentals II

CIS 185 Introduction to Programming

CIS 216 Implementing a Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure

CIS 255 Computer and Network Security

CIS 107 Linux Fundamentals

CIS 214 Implementing a Microsoft Windows Active Directory Infrastructure

CIS 267 Intermediate Networking I

CIS 274 Cybersecurity Operations)

CIS 223 Linux System Administration

CIS 268 Intermediate Networking II

CIS 269        Cybersecurity and Computer Networks Capstone

CIS 197/297    Cooperative Education/Internship

CIS 282 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense

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