Subject Areas| Consumer Information
The Computer Information Technology major covers seven focus areas: programming, operating systems, database management, systems analysis and design, networking technologies, Internet and intranet technologies, and general education. The core curriculum is designed to develop ability to solve a variety of problems through efficient utilization of modern computer concepts and technologies, and extensively covers the disciplines of software engineering, programming languages, database management, computer architecture, operating systems, client-server applications, computer networks, Internet/Intranet and website design. The curriculum emphasizes the use of application development tools, network operating systems, systems analysis and design, project and network management, and emerging technologies. All core courses include hands-on labs to maximize the students' educational experience. The Information Security concentration offers a core curriculum in computer operations, operating systems, database management, network administration, local, wide, and wireless networks, project management, mathematics, career strategies, critical thinking, and communication skills courses. The program has been designed to offer students unique opportunities to employ theoretical techniques through hands-on lab experiences. Students specializing and receiving their degree in Information Security will receive coursework and hands-on experience in nine major areas: security fundamentals, security policy development and management, cyber law and ethics, computer and data forensics, applied local area networks, wide area network and wireless security, disaster recovery, security development life cycle management, and general education.
Graduates in Information Security will possess the ability to understand the fundamentals of security, understand how security flaws are exploited, design and develop rational and appropriate security measures, understand how different operating systems address security concerns, assemble and manage strategic security management teams, and apply appropriate security standards and measures for different computer environments.
Mt. Sierra College has designed its Information Security degree program to meet the training standards of the United States National Security Agency for information security programs (INFOSEC) professionals. In addition to many of the careers listed for Computer Information Technology, students graduating with a specialization in Information Security will be prepared for entry-level professional opportunities that include Security Architect and Technologist, Security Analyst, Security Software Developer and Software Design Engineer.
180 Quarter Credits
2299 Clock Hours
Bachelor of Science
7/1/10 - 6/30/11
**Department of Education (DOE) On-Time Graduation Rate: 17%
** On time graduation rates are based on full time enrollment.
2011 Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC) Job Placement Rate: 79%
2010 Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) Job Placement Rate: 100%
Computer Security Specialists- http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/15-1071.01
Network and Computer Systems Administrators- http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/15-1071.00
Security Management Specialists- http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/13-1199.02
Computer Specialists- http://www.onetcodeconnector.org/ccreport/15-1099.00
|Total Tutition Cost (based on current tuition charges):||$62460|
|Books and Supplies (estimated cost):||$6000|
|Estimated Course Fees*:||$5400|
|Estimated first term, one time, purchase of notebook computer:||$500|
|*/**Student Tuition Recovery Fund||$187.50|
|*Title IV Loan Debt:||n/a|
|*Private Loan Debt:||n/a|
|*Institutional Loan Debt:||n/a
|*cohort insufficient for reporting|