Degree and Certificate Information

The Cybersecurity and Defense A.A.S. Degree

The Cybersecurity and Defense A.A.S. degree at COD provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of cybersecurity and covers a variety of topics, including computers and criminal justice, homeland security, networks, routing and switching, servers and virtualization. The program consists of a minimum of 64 credits in General Education, degree program and elective requirements. Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified for entry-level employment in a variety of positions in information systems.

Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Training Program

Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), College of DuPage can issue a certificate on the behalf of the NSA/DHS confirming a student's competency in a set of core knowledge units designated as a requirement by NSA/DHS in the area of Information Assurance and Cyber Defense. These core knowledge units include:

    • Basic Data Analysis
    • Basic Scripting
    • Cyber Defense
    • Cyber Threats
    • Fundamental Security Design Principles
    • IA Fundamentals
    • Intro to Cryptography
    • IT Systems Components
    • Networking Concepts
    • Policy, Legal, Ethics and Compliance
    • System Administration

 

Contact Information


Tony Chen, Cyber Information Security Program Director
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1F09, (630) 942-2537

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator, CIT Program
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536, (630) 942-2134

Kathy Harper, CIS/CIT Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1474B, (630) 942-3961

Kim Groesbeck, Program Support Specialist
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1433, (630) 942-2599

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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