The Fundamentals of Information Assurance and Cyber Defense degree/certificate is not accepting new students effective Fall 2023. Current students, please see your archived catalog and DegreeWorks audit, contact your department, or your Academic Advisor.
Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits
Students will understand the fundamentals of basic data analysis and IT systems components, learn basic scripting and introductory programming, networking concepts, cyber defense and cyber threats are identified. Students will understand fundamental security design principles, information assurance fundamentals and an introduction to cryptography. System administration is studied and practiced in this CP.
Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.
Source: U S Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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
Course fees: $30
Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.
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.