Cybersecurity & Healthcare IT

Course Requirements
ID Title Class Lab Credits
Fall Semester (year 1)
ENGC102 College Composition 3 0 3
MTHC106 Statistics* 4 0 4
CYSC101 Principles of Information Assurance* 2 2 3
CYSC110 Topics in Healthcare Information Technology 2 2 3
CYSC120 Network Security* 2 2 3
CPTC197 Relational Database w/SQL* 2 2 3
Spring Semester (year 2)
ENGCxxx English Elective 3 0 3
HUMCxxx Humanities/Fine Arts/World Language 3 0 3
CYSC130 Enterprise Security Management* 2 2 3
CYSC140 Secure Electronic Commerce* 2 2 3
CYSC125 Fundamentals of Computer Networking 2 2 3
CPTC175 Introduction to C++* 2 2 3
Fall Semester (year 2)
XXXXxxx General Education Elective 3 0 3
CPTC109 IT Ethics* 3 0 3
CPTC185 Intro to Java* 2 2 3
CPTC203 Intro to Unix* 2 2 3
CPTC204 Administering Windows Servers* 2 2 3
CYSC250 Digital Forensics* 2 2 3
Spring Semester (year 2)
SOCCxxx Social Science Elective 3 0 3
SCICxxx Science Elective 3 1 4
XXXXxxx General Education Elective 3 0 3
CYSC200 EMRS/IACAP* 2 2 3
CPTC296 Computer Technology Capstone* 0 0 3

* - Prerequisite & Co-requisites required. See Course Descriptions.
Program of Study is subject to change.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all CYSC/CPTC courses required for graduation to progress within the program and graduate. 

Associate Degree

(Day/Evening Program)

The Cybersecurity and Healthcare IT Program meets the need for healthcare providers and associated businesses to be confident that every aspect of their operation is electronically secure. As the functions of healthcare including scheduling, storage of images, filling prescriptions, billing and more are handled and stored using information technology, the need to build electronic and data transfer systems to support these functions, and to protect the information, has dramatically increased. With this shift, the vulnerability of healthcare records has also increased through errors, acts of negligence and malice. The workforce responsible for this electronic information must be skilled in assuring confidentiality, integrity and availability of IT systems and networks. This unique program focuses on the integration of the technology with the needs of healthcare.

Cybersecurity is the practice  of protecting computer systems against unauthorized access or attack and maintaining the smooth functioning of information systems at all levels. At present, programs that provide such Cybersecurity training are not widely available, and the concentration on healthcare is a unique aspect of this program.

Applicants to the Cybersecurity and Healthcare IT Program must meet the general admission requirements to the College and interview with the Program Director. It is expected that applicants already have a basic knowledge of computer hardware and software. Applicants who do not possess this knowledge may be required to take additional courses to meet this need.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all CYSC/CPTC courses required for graduation to progress within the program and graduate. 

Students will be required to become a member of Infragard as a prerequisite for the Digital Forensics course.  Students with known criminal background or legal actions may not be able to become a member of Infragard and may be denied enrollment and/or progression in the program.  These students are advised to seek an alternate education program.  Students will be required to sign a program code of conduct that has a zero tolerance policy.  Violation of the code of conduct will be grounds for removal from the program.  Students who are unable to pass a criminal background check may find it difficult to obtain or stay employed in the Cybersecurity industry.