Designed to provide students with the knowledge and tools to understand how to secure networks, operating systems, and programs function. Emphasis is placed on developing the theoretical and practical skills needed to maintain security on mission-critical data and systems. Designed to meet the training needs of government and industry employees. Covers a variety of information forensic/security disciplines which include both information technology forensic/security training to support and design systems that are safe from cyber-attacks. Prepares students for industry certifications employing work-based learning through participation in internships and externships during the program.
In Fall 2020, 30 students will start the Cyber-Forensics program. Each semester after that date, 30 more students will start. At the end of the two-year program starting in Fall 2020, which will be in Spring 2022, 30 potential students will graduate. Each year after this date at the end of the spring semester, 60 potential students will graduate.
To meet the needs of the Cyber-Forensic job market.
Labor Market Data The AJ-CIS Cyber-Forensic domain consists of three areas: 1) law enforcement; 2) computer analysis and, 3) private sector cyber. According to the labor market demand data, the cyber will need 10 million jobs in the next ten years nation wide and openings continue to grow steadily.
• Cyber covers many areas besides law enforcement and computer analysis. The current demand is so large that most schools are looking at their own programs. The growing trends in public and private for cyber related training is huge and needs to be addressed with well trained instructors.
Each student will be required to complete the AS degree in Cyber-Forensic.. This degree consists of 30 units in general education. The student will also need to complete the 30 units of core classes in Cyber-Forensics. Upon completion of the 60 units the student will graduate with an AS degree in Cyber-Forensic.
A potential 4 year degree completion program with University of San Diego (UCSD) and Grand canyon University are being discussed.
(Y1 or S1)
|CIS 160||Digital Informational Systems, the individual and society||3||year 1|
|CIS 178||Introduction to Cyber-security||3||year 1|
|AJ166||Principles of Investigation||4||year 1|
|AJ156||Legal aspects of Evidence||3||year 1|
|CIS 169||Cyber-Security Analysis||3||year 1|
|CIS 177||Introduction to Informational Systems Security||3||year 1|
|CIS 179||Computer Forensics Fundamentals||3||year 2|
|CIS 182||Python Programming for security analysis and penetration testing||3||year 2|
|AJ 288||Forensic Computer Investigation||3||year 2|
|CIS 290||work experience CIS applications 1||2-4||year 2|
|General Ed||General Ed requirements||30||year 1 and 2|
Rose LaMuraglia · 04/08/20
City has the same concerns posted in the previous Cyber proposal regarding LMI and the potential oversupply as South Western, City and now Palomar will be offering similar programs.
Dr. Al Taccone · 04/05/20
MiraCosta College supports/recommends.
Molly Ash · 03/16/20
SDCE and City recommended electronically
Dr. Javier Ayala · 03/11/20
Larry McLemore · 03/10/20
Danene Brown · 03/10/20
Jesse Lopez · 03/10/20
No issues from Miramar College. Approval recommended.
Molly Ash · 03/06/20
Southwestern's response to Margie's question: Tom Luibel and I talked about this topic for a long time when we forming it. With the program having a internship requirement component and that most of our potential locations for these have Law Enforcement backgrounds or require clearances, Tom felt it would better in AJ. Currently we have two adjunct instructors from the FBI who are civilians employees teaching for us. They are experts in the field and they have contacts in the LE world along with my contacts at SD Sheriffs, SDPD, UCSD , etc. All of the nexus is to AJ. Potential 4 year program GCU also have their programs tied to AJ programs. The other program we are exploring a continuation with is UCSD who handles all of the law enforcement camera videos and cyber.
margie fritch · 03/03/20
Palomar is fine with this program moving forward. I just had one question about the choice of TOP code. Why AJ and not Computer Science when the majority of the courses are in the Computer Science discipline.
Dr. Al Taccone · 02/28/20
No issues from MiraCosta College. Approval recommended.
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