Mar 24, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensic Investigation: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits

Computer Sciences and Information Systems Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 214
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-5150
Program Website
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Program Faculty
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Program Description
The focus of the Ethical Hacking and Digital Forensic Investigation CP is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to protect computers, networks, programs, and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change, or destruction.  This is a vital area of need within governments, the military, corporations, financial institutions and other businesses. 

Career Opportunities

Transfer/Articulation Information
The courses in this CP transfer as elective credit. CSIS 2350  and CSIS 2360  will help prepare students for industry certifications in those areas.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

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 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

Understand correct procedures for installing, maintaining, and preserving computer hardware, software, and data.

1, 7

Select appropriate security hardware, software, policies, and configurations based on an organization’s assessment of its security vulnerabilities.

1, 4, 7

Perform advanced installation, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, maintenance, and recovery.

1, 4, 7

Understand the legal and ethical aspects of information security and assurance.

1, 4

Study and practice hacking techniques and master hacking technologies.  Use advanced hacking tools and techniques to defeat security defenses.

1, 4, 7

Elective Courses (5 credits minimum)

 For elective credit, a student may choose any course in the CSIS Department, or any course from any department in the School of Business or the Visual Art and Design Department.