Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS

Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS

Degree
Associate of Applied Science
Credits
66
Location
Online
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options
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This program is eligible for free tuition

This program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cyber security personnel in the public and private sector. Upon completion, you will be capable of investigating computer crimes, properly seizing and recovering computer evidence, and aiding in the prosecution of cyber criminals.

Skills learned enable you to investigate computer crimes, develop security best practices, and secure network infrastructure.

To combat computer related crime, you will also understand counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through network intrusion detection and evidence gathering. The work of cyber crime investigators often aids in criminal investigations, supports lawsuits, and prevents future attacks.

Courses help individuals develop an understanding of identity theft, networking, incident response, exploitation, social engineering, black hat/gray hat hacking, and network security. Counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through cyber sleuthing and evidence gathering are used to combat cyber crimes.

Careers in Cyber Security & Digital Crime can be found in local, regional, and national sectors such as governmental agencies, law enforcement and security, homeland security, law firms, businesses: human resources and information technologies, insurance agencies and companies, banks and credit card companies, health services, and educational systems.

Professional opportunities are plentiful in this innovative and expanding career.

Meet Your Advisor

Colleen Clifford
Colleen Clifford
Career Navigator
colleen.clifford@witcc.edu
712.317.3126
Sioux City Campus, Admissions A303
Book an Appointment https://www2.witcc.edu/admissions/colleen

Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

Career Options

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Required Classes for Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
NET 121 Fundamentals of Computers and Networks 3
NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
NET 617 Implementing Security Policies and Procedures 3
NET 170 Configuring Windows 4
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
     
NET 197 Intermediate Networking 3
NET 423 Securing a Linux Environment I 3
NET 425 Network and System Defense 3
NET 351 Python for Cyber Security Professionals 3
NET 621 Network Security Analysis 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
     
NET 424 Securing a Linux Environment II 3
NET 730 Computer Forensics and Investigations 3
NET 426 Offensive Network Security 3
NET 616 VMWare VCP 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
     
NET 450 Incident Response 3
NET 171 Installing & Configuring Windows Server 4
NET 846 Cyber Crime Projects 3
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
 

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Ryan Sporrer
Ryan Sporrer
Information Systems Security Instructor
ryan.sporrer@witcc.edu
712.274.8733 Ext. 1494
Sioux City, Room T215
Meleshia Schnee
Meleshia Schnee
Cyber Security/Digital Crime Instructor
meleshia.schnee@witcc.edu
712.274.6446
Sioux City Campus, TSI
Colt Witt
Colt Witt
Cyber Security/Digital Crime Instructor
colt.witt@witcc.edu
712.274.6479
Sioux City Campus, TSI Room T238
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
Division Chair
greg.strong@witcc.edu
712.317.3289
Sioux City, Room B109
 

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,002.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,068.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Advisory Board

Alan Armstrong Computer Service Innovations
Anthony Schuiteman Riverside Technologies, Inc
Kyle Cronin Dakota State University
Gail Curry F&M Bank
Kevin Ehlers Great West Casualty
Marty Van Der Sloot Interstates
Adam Youngberg Thompson Innovation
Charity Sharpe Unity Point
Jeff Crawford Wells' Dairy
Duane Wilmot