May 24, 2022  
2022-23 Academic Catalog 
2022-23 Academic Catalog

Computer and IT Security - CITS.COC

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Successful completion of the certificate prepares a student for employment as a computer systems resource in virtually any organization large enough to have an IT department. Some students may prefer managing operating systems, networking configurations or administering a network.   This certificate though was designed so that students can implement, configure and administer computer security countermeasures.  Courses for the certificate include topics such as access, control systems, network security concepts (media, LAN topologies and access methods, protocols, standards, threats and controls), cryptography, operations security and security management.  
Unlike other traditional education models, this certificate exposes students to IT course work with a focus on hands-on learning.  Upon completion, students will have a pathway into not only a new career but also an associate degree in Computer and IT Security.  All completed certificate credits can be transferred to the degree.  If students have earned college credits at other institutions, it may be possible to transfer them to STCC and complete a degree in just one or two more semesters.
All entering CIT majors taking one or more CIT courses will be required to have their own laptop that satisfies certain minimum specifications. Click here for a list of laptop specifications.

Upon the successful completion of the requirements for this program, a Certificate of Completion in Computer and IT Security from STCC will be awarded.

(CITS.COC) Curriculum

Program Personnel


Name Title Office Phone Email
Brian Candido Associate Professor/Program Chair 02/223 413-755-4876
Andy Maynard Professor 02/238 413-755-4120
Kobi Shemesh Professor 02/212A 413-755-5604
Wesley Crouch

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