Belmont College

Cyber Security and Computer Forensics (CFS)

View the required classes for the Cyber Security and Computer Forensics Degree program.

The 2-yearAssociate of Applied Science, Information Technology - Cyber Security and Computer Forensics program is Belmont College's newest Information Technology degree designed to propel you into an entry-level position in network security.  A Cyber Security degree will prepare you to:

  • Have an understanding of basic security technologies including a basic computer core
  • Understand security information fundamentals
  • Master online security

Throughout this high-powered program, you will gain a wide range of knowledge and experience, networking skills, and cross-training.  As part of the 2-year Computer Forensics degree you will engage in cutting-edge learning and:

  • Be able to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  • Be able to use basic installation procedures, utilize back-up procedures, and provide remote access for users.
  • Have a working knowledge of computer organization, communication and network security
  • Be able to perform network address translation and packet filtering and install proxy servers, firewalls and virtual private networks for network defense and countermeasures.
  • Have a basic understanding of cyber law and ethics by utilizing record keeping techniques and utilizing law nexus and record keeping regulatory models with knowledge of legal and ethical responsibilities.
  • Be able to apply basic principles to plan, implement, and audit a system's security.
  • Be able to assess risk, build security policy, identify security resources, and determine threats to its assets and devices.
  • Be able to determine wireless vulnerabilities and have a basic knowledge of encryption, intrusion detection, and security assurance.

The emphasis on information and online security, now an integral part of any business or organization, is in direct response to the surge of online and network computer access by multiple users.  Once you graduate from this progressive program, you will be valuable in the marketplace and qualified for a career in:

  • Information assurance
  • Computer Networking
  • Homeland Security

Your knowledge and skills will also be welcome in settings such as hospitals, banking, manufacturing, and industry, where protection and security of information are vital to integrity and confidentiality.

Students will be prepared to sit for the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) certifications in: A+, Security+, and Network+.  In addition, graduates may be required to have a criminal background check for employment.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of cyber law and ethics.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to secure operating systems, wired and wireless networks, and web transactions.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge of being able to collect evidence for forensics and investigations.
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8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Class Hours

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8:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
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Harrison County Center: 740.942.2222
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