Catalog year 2016/2017
 

Career


Designed for students seeking to build skills in specialty areas, upgrade current skills, or broaden their general knowledge base in information technology. All courses completed in these certificates apply directly to an A.A.S. degree in information technology.

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Andy Yao
Program Manager
301.846.2410

Doree Lynn Miles
Academic Office Manager
301.846.2505
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Course  Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 111M–PC Operating Systems 3
CIS 203–Systems Analysis & Design 3
CIS 212–PC Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 218–Information Security and Assurance OR
CIS 179-Cybersecurity Fundamentals

3
   
Electives Select 6 credits from the:
     Any BU course
     Any CIS course
     Any INTR course



6
   
Total 21
CyberTech is a new cybersecurity program that will allow students to receive an Information Security and Assurance certificate and fulfill more than a third of the requirements for a cybersecurity degree. The tuition for this program is waived, and students will only be required to pay a $900 program fee, plus College fees and books. 

The program is also designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to sit for other industry certification exams, including: 
CompTIA A+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Security+
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
CSX (Cybersecurity NEXUS) Cybersecurity Fundamentals

CyberTech, a two-semester cohort-based program, will take place on Saturdays starting in September and will incorporate online learning to increase flexibility for students. Classes include network fundamentals, cybersecurity fundamentals, PC diagnostics and repairs, ethical hacking and systems defense, and more.  In addition to earning certification, students in the program will complete seven courses totaling 21 credits that can be applied to the 60 credits required for an A.A.S. Cybersecurity degree. 
 
Space in this program is limited. For more information about CyberTech or to apply for the program, contact Dr. Andy Yao by email or 301.846.2410.

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CyberTech Program Requirements

First Semester Second Semester
CIS 106 Object Design & Programming CIS 180 Network Fundamentals
CIS 179 Cybersecurity Fundamentals CIS 170 Security Fundamentals
CIS 111M PC Operating System CIS 219 Ethical Hacking & Systems Defense
CIS 212 PC Repairs & Diagnostics  
 






This program is partially-funded by U.S. Department of Labor. This program was created by FCC and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This program is partially funded by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration.
 
This certificate is designed to prepare graduates to work as healthcare information technology technicians in a healthcare setting and to perform tasks, such as maintaining the system that supports electronic health records (EHR), improving EHR software usability, and designing/implementing policies to protect healthcare data. It provides students with specialized knowledge and skills on healthcare relevant software and computer proficiency. The curriculum includes information technology, healthcare systems, and medical business operations. This certificate covers the objectives required by CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician.

 
Department Requirements  
Course Credits
CIS 101 - Information Systems and Technology OR
CIS 106 - Object Design and Programming
3
CIS 111M - PC Operating Systems 3
CIS 212 - PC Repairs & Diagnostics 3
CIS 173 - Healthcare Information Technology 3
MDA 109 - Medical Terminology 3
MDA 112 - Medical/Administrative Office Applications 3
MDA 220 - Electronic Health Records 3
  21 
Designed for students seeking to build skills in specialty areas (e.g., information security), upgrade current skills, or broaden their general knowledge base in information technology. All CIS courses completed in these certificates apply directly to an A.A.S. degree in information technology.  The Information Security and Assurance Certificate is specifically designed to meet the need for workers in this rapidly growing area of information technology.


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Course Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CIS 106–Introduction to Object Design and Programming 3
CIS 111M–PC Operating Systems 3
CIS 212–PC Repair & Diagnostics 3
CIS 180–Networking Fundamentals 3
Electives   Complete 3 courses from the following: 9
CIS 170–Security Fundamentals (3)
 
CIS 179–Cybersecurity Fundamentals (3)
 
CIS 217–Network Security Forensics and Audit (3)
 
CIS 218–Information Security and Assurance (3)
 
CIS 219–Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense
 
CIS 223–Cloud Security (3)
 
Total 21
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Course  Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CIS 111M–PC Operating Systems  
CIS 180 Networking Functions OR 3
CIS 210 Data Communications and Networking 3
CIS 200–IT Support Service 3
CIS 212–PC Repair & Diagnostics 3
Electives (Select 6 credits form any CIS courses)  6
Total 18
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Course  Credits
Departmental Requirements
 
CIS 101–Information Systems & Technology OR  
CIS 106 Object Design & Programming 3
CIS 111B–Microcomputer Software Applications: Database 3
CIS 111E–Microcomputer Software Applications: Spreadsheets 3
CIS 116R–Business Software Applications 3
Electives (Select 6 credits from any CIS Course) 6
Total 18
 
 
Prepares students who already have some computer and programming skills to operate and administer a database management system.

 
Course  Credits
Departmental Requirements 
 
CIS 230–Database Management Systems 3
CIS 232–Database Administration 3
Total 6
Computer Studies
Students will be able to:
  1. Prepare a plan that addresses organizational needs.
  2. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user and technical needs.
  3. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate hardware, software and security models that facilitate project outcomes.
Healthcare Computer Technology
Students will be able to:
  1. Design and develop information systems and processes that improve quality, effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare operations.
  2. Provide data management and analysis in order to ensure healthcare specific data security.
  3. Evaluate the impact of information technology on the clinical process, clinical outcome, organizations, and resources.·  
  4. Implement policies and procedures in order to protect the privacy and security of patient health information.·
  5. Explain healthcare-related requirements and prepare/conduct auditing to ensure compliance.

Personal Computer Support Specialist
Students will be able to:
  1. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user and technical needs.
  2. Analyze alternative solutions to determine the optimal result.
  3. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate hardware, software and communications models that facilitate project outcomes. 
Software Specialist Certificate
Students will be able to:
  1. Identify problem requirements that demonstrate understanding of user needs.
  2. Explain solutions that satisfy problem requirements.
  3. Design problem solution that solves the requirements.
  4. Integrate application software to facilitate requirement solutions.