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Spring 2016 Course Catalog 
Spring 2016 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity Certificate

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Division: Business, Behavioral/Social Sciences, Public and Human Services
Academic Dept: Computer Information Systems and Office Technologies
HEGIS: 5199
Curriculum Chair: Prof. John C. Watkins
Office: CLA-26
Telephone: 914-606-8519

A Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program in Spring 2016. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description

The Cybersecurity certificate provides students with a firm foundation in the basic principles of business security. It is recommended for individuals with prior computer experience, and designed for students who need to enhance their job skills. The courses can also be applied to the A.A.S. degree in Cybersecurity. Graduates of this certificate can expect opportunities to use their skills in private industry, government, law enforcement, the military, health services and academia.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand how the hardware of computer systems functions, and be able to manage, protect and secure including Forensic extraction from hardware and software applications.
  2. Understand how the operating system of workstation and server functions, and how to setup, manage, identify and recognize problems and attacks.
  3. Understand how the computer network functions, and how to setup, manage, identify and recognize patterns related to attacks using network packets and software behavioral analysis.
  4. Understand the many other ways that the security of computer systems, are breached and how to make the computer systems more secure.
  5. Write comprehension reports of security and forensic information that could be used in a court of law.

Minimum Total Credits - 27

Educational Plan: The Educational Plan is an advisement tool that provides important information to students about how to complete this degree. Click here to Download the Educational Plan .

Gainful Employment Disclosure

For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Cybersecurity Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit

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