Information Technology with Emphasis in Cybersecurity


Program Description

The Bachelor Degree program in Information Technology with emphasis in Cybersecurity introduces Florida Technical College students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security vulnerability of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and counter measures.  As a graduate of the information technology program, Florida Technical College students will be prepared for an entry-level career as an information support analyst, junior ethical hacker, or network and security support analyst related jobs.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Information Support Analyst
  • Junior Ethical Hacker
  • Network Security Support Analyst

Credential Earned

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology with emphasis in Cyber Security

Related Certifications

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+

Duration of the IT Cybersecurity Program

36 Months
Quarter Credit hours : 183
Core Courses: 10.5 Credits
Concentration Courses: 112.5 Credits
General Education Courses: 54 Credits

Core Courses

Success Strategies

This course provides success strategies and support services to entry level Florida Technical College students. The strategies and support services are threaded through three critical areas that enhance student success: academic skills, personal life management, and educational navigation.

Career Development Lecture

The course will provide the framework for the career decision making process. It stresses the connection between the Florida Technical College student’s chosen academic field and career objective. Among techniques employed include resume writing, interview skill development and internet research.

Preparing for A+ Certification

This programming course helps the Florida Technical College student learn, prepare, and practice for CompTIA A+ certification examinations by reviewing objectives and exam content. Lab included.

Computer Programming Design

This programming course is devoted to the process of design and evaluation of interactive systems, this part will combine teaching fundamental knowledge with teaching some applied skills that will help you in a variety of different careers – from software developer to usability engineer. A smaller part of the course will present a concise overview of human-computer interfaces. The goal of this part is to make you aware about a range of interfaces that can be a target of your design efforts right now and to prepare you to face the new generation of interfaces. The course also provides a brief overview of human information processing issues in the context of interactive system design and a small practical section on developing several kinds of interfaces with Java programming language.

Programming For Security (Python)

This cybersecurity course will cover from the basic concepts of programming with Python, to the use of advanced scripts with focus on Networking and Security for professionals. The Florida Technical College student will learn about automating the information gathering of applications, network protocols, logs, etc.

Course Prerequisite: CIS 110

A+ Hardware

This information technology course deals with A+ core hardware objective. The objectives include identification of basic terms, concepts and functions of system modules, and basic procedures for adding and removing field replaceable units. Also included is a review of portable system components, identification of system resources, and other detailed information concerning PC architecture, hardware and standards. Lab included.

A+ Software

This programming course provides the student with an in-depth explanation of the common computer configurations. In addition, the Florida Technical College student will be introduced to diagnostic software and troubleshooting techniques. Lab included.

Routing and Switching

This networking course covers the components used to segment a LAN including bridges, switches, and routers. This will also include an understanding of the IPX/SPX, access control list, routing protocols, LAN and WAN design, switching and VLAN, PPP, ISDN, and Frame Relay. Lab included.

Networking Fundamentals

The goal of this networking course is to provide Florida Technical College students with an introduction to wireless networking technologies and design. The Florida Technical College student will receive training in wireless technology standards, governing bodies, hardware, security, troubleshooting, and site survey methodology. Lab Included.

Security Fundamentals

This cybersecurity course addresses system security issues in wireless systems, including satellite, terrestrial microwave, military tactical communications, public safety, cellular and wireless LAN networks. Security topics include confidentiality/privacy, integrity, availability, and control of fraudulent usage of networks. Issues addressed include jamming, interception and means to avoid them.

LAN Analysis and Design

This networking course studies the design and implementation of local area networks (LAN), including network topologies, hardware, software, and data communication modes.

Windows Professional

The networking course covers installing Windows XP and the most current Microsoft Windows client operating system; implementing and conducting administration of resources; implementing, managing and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers, network protocols and security; monitoring and optimizing performance and reliability; and configuring and troubleshooting the desktop environment.

Windows Server

This networking course prepares the Florida Technical College student to properly install, configure, and administrate a Windows server of a domain in an Active Directory environment. Lab included.

Course Prerequisite: PRG 2100

Windows Network Infrastructure

This networking course prepares the Florida Technical College student to properly install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot the fundamental elements that allow for interoperability in a Windows-based LAN. Lab included.

Course Prerequisite: PRG 2110

Designing Security for a Windows Network Lecture / Lab

This cybersecurity course prepares the Florida Technical College student to analyze business requirements for security and to design a security solution that meets these requirements. At completion, students should be able to provide network design services for enterprise level businesses.

Virtualization and Cloud Management

This networking course will help the student become proficient in architecting and managing complex virtualization technologies using virtual networks powerful tools on site or over the cloud integrating cloud management, and focusing on updated Microsoft technologies.

Course Prerequisite: PRG 2161

Linux Administration

This networking course will prepare the student to properly complete from the basic installation of a Linux operating system, passing through its regular operation with file system, network management, and system administration to the correct configuration of network security.

Information Assurance

This course will provide the student with an ample vision of the information assurance practice, policy, strategy and implementation. It will review the best practices for selecting the security officials, plan and execute risk management and mitigation as well as recovery plans and how this process vary according to different markets.

Course Prerequisite: PRG 2161

Network Hardening

This cybersecurity course will address the necessary steps to implement fully secured elements to the network design by applying hardening techniques including firewall, router, switch, perimeter and internal network configurations.

Course Prerequisite: SEC 3000

Cyber Laws and Compliance

This cybersecurity course will study the legal connotation in which the information is managed electronically, discussing privacy and information ethical usage, as well as the different laws that governs them; including regulatory organizations, and compliance, internal policies and user education.

Course Prerequisite: SEC 3000

Web Applications and Social Network Security

With this cybersecurity course the Florida Technical College student will acquire instruction on the principles behind securing web based application, social media communications and e-commerce; identifying the special risk associated with Internet exposure and providing the tools to mitigate these risks effectively.

Course Prerequisite: SEC 3000

Cryptography and Network Security

Through this cybersecurity course the Florida Technical College student will get familiar with cryptography, how it works and how it is used for network security. Also it will cover different cypher types and how they work internally, as well as hashing, symmetric and asymmetric algorithms, with their implementations in network security through PKI, IPSec etc.

Course Prerequisite: PRG 2161

Intrusion Detection and Incident response

Will address the topic of Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Protection Systems in networks (IDS and IPS) focusing in how to monitor networks for intrusions and the steps necessary to provide a well-structured and systemized approach. Also it will discuss some of the specific technologies use in current network environments like wireless IDS, finalizing with an analysis on how to present the investment on security to businesses.

Course Prerequisite: SEC 3000

Digital Forensics I

The purpose of this cybersecurity course is to introduce the Florida Technical College student into the proper procedures for collecting evidence with the intent to report a cybercrime, including advanced techniques in investigation and analysis that could generate legal evidence. The student will be able to identify evidence in computer related crimes and abuse cases as well to track the culprit. This cybersecurity course will focus on: investigation procedures and response and the investigation of file and operating systems, wireless networks and storage.

Course Prerequisite: SEC 3000

Digital Forensics II

This cybersecurity course complements the knowledge into the proper procedures for collecting evidence with the intent to report a cybercrime, including advanced techniques in investigation and analysis that could generate legal evidence. The Florida Technical College student will be able to identify evidence in computer related crimes and abuse cases as well to track the culprit. This cybersecurity course will focus on: Investigating data, image files, network intrusions and cybercrime.

Course Prerequisite: SEC 4100

Ethical Hacking

This cybersecurity course provides the underlying principles and many of the techniques associated with the Cyber

Security practice known as penetration testing or ethical hacking. Students will learn about the entire penetration testing process including planning, reconnaissance, scanning, exploitation, post-exploitation, and result reporting. The cybersecurity course will provide the fundamental information associated with each of the methods employed and vulnerabilities identified. In all cases, remedial techniques will be explored. Students will develop an excellent understanding of current cyber security issues and ways that user, administrator, and programmer errors can lead to exploitable vulnerabilities.

Course Prerequisite: SEC 3400

Related Programs

Campuses Available

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or a recognized equivalent.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Information Support Analyst
  • Junior Ethical Hacker, or Network
  • Security Support Analyst related jobs

*These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license or other certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire. Program Availability varies by campus.

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