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
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.
Our students experience real-life scenarios through hands-on labs and simulations that are constructed based on feedback from the local cybersecurity community and continually adapted to today’s changing world. Not only do we teach security concepts and technologies, we also teach the information technology component that goes with it. Upon graduation, you will be ready to use your knowledge and skills in the workforce.
The curriculum contains core classes in computer hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, networking, security, and programming. Students may have the opportunity to earn college credit for cooperative education or internship opportunities with local businesses.
All classes in the program can be taken online or on campus. We continue to evolve our advanced instructional methodologies to complement cutting-edge and remote learning technologies, providing our students with synchronous, virtual classroom environments. Our flexible, online and/or on-campus courses make it easier to achieve your educational goals.
Students can complete the program in two or three years, depending upon prior preparation in Math, English, and Computers.
Students are required to have their own modern computers while completing classes in the program. On-campus students will need a laptop for class use, while online students may use a laptop or desktop system. Minimum computer specifications can be found at https://bismarckstate.edu/academics/programs/careertechnicalprograms/computersupport/laptop/.
Students who complete the Cybersecurity and Computer Networks curriculum requirements earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.
BSC Cybersecurity and Computer Networks students can enhance their degree by obtaining industry-standard certification including A+, Linux+, Network+, Server+, Security+, CCENT, CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNA Cyber Ops, MCSA, MCSE, and CEH.