Apr 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cyber and Homeland Security Certificate (CYHM-CC)

Location(s): Capital, Naugatuck Valley, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Cyber and Homeland Security certificate will introduce students to the field of cybersecurity, homeland security and computer crime deterrence. Courses are designed to offer exposure to computing and criminal justice allowing students to begin exploring positions in industry or advancement of career.  This certificate will also provide a foundation for continuation in two-year associate degree in Cyber and Homeland Security Certificate or Computer Information Systems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the landscape, key terms, challenges, and concepts related to the many layers of Homeland and cybersecurity.
  • Explain fundamental architectures of networks and demonstrate an understanding of network security.  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues and concepts associated with cybersecurity responsibilities.
  • Apply counter measures that would secure network systems against threats.
  • Identify and discuss career opportunities and the necessary skills that will increase the likelihood of success in the field of cyber and homeland security.
  • Preparedness to advance one’s career, or move on to more advanced study in the same or related fields such as MIS or CIS.