Students in computer information technology class

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 justice studies, 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

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

Tony Chen, CIT Professor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1F09, (630) 942-2537

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

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1530A, (630) 942-2081

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