Information Systems Security, Certificate

Program Code: ALISSA_UCT

Program Description

By earning this 17 credit certificate in Information Systems Security, the learner will gain knowledge to identify and resolve potential security problems before they become serious and costly. The successful student will be proficient in computer networking and security for both wired and wireless systems, installation and configuration of firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention, risk analysis and management, security management using policies and access control, fault tolerance, disaster recovery planning, computer forensics and investigations, cryptography, and physical security.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Information Systems Security, a minimum of 18-19 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
IST 210Organization of Data3
IST 220Networking and Telecommunications3
IST 250Introduction to Web Design and Development3
IST 402Emerging Issues and Technologies3
IST 451Network Security3
Select one of the following:3-4
Information, People and Technology Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Programming Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Management Information Systems Keystone/General Education Course

No Prerequisites Required.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university's academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.



Seth Volpe
Instructor, Information Sciences and Technology
Penn Building, 212D
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601



Penn Building, 212D
3000 Ivyside Park
Altoona, PA 16601