Apr 14, 2021  
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog 
2020-2021 SLCC General Catalog

Fundamentals of Information Assurance and Cyber Defense: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits

Computer Sciences & Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus BB 112
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5150
Program Website
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Program Faculty
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Program Description
Students will learn the fundamentals of Information Assurance and Cyber Defense.  This program is designed to meet all of the requirements for a student to receive a certificate from the National Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security in CAE-IA/Cyber Defense. 

Career Opportunities
See www.slcc.edu/csis

Transfer/Articulation Information
All courses in this CP transfer as elective credit.  The courses also articulate to most USHE institutions; however, not necessarily in the same program.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program such as an AS or AAS degree. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine course and program eligibility.

Estimated Time to Completion
2 Semesters

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

Understand the fundamentals of Basic Data Analysis and IT Systems Components.


Basic Scripting and Introductory Programming.


Networking Concepts, Cyber Defense and Cyber Threats are identified and studied.


Students will understand Fundamental Security Design Principles, IA Fundamentals and an introduction to Cryptography.


Policy, Legal, Ethics, and Compliance are studied.

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System Administration is studied and practiced.