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Why Choose Cyber Security at PPCC?

Turn on your television, check Facebook, or swipe through your Twitter feed - and you will find a pattern - Cyber Security dominates the headlines. From data breaches and hacks to network failures, Cyber Security has never been more important. Private, non-profit, healthcare, education, and government organizations are increasingly in need of well-trained cyber security professionals. Students who earn Cyber Security degrees through PPCC can move directly into high-demand career fields that offers job security and growth opportunities.

Nationally Recognized Center of Excellence

PPCC has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center of Academic Excellence for 2 Year Schools (CAE-2Y). As part of our certification, we teach to both National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) standards. 

What will I study?

PPCC's Cyber Security program will allow students to gain knowledge of cyber security threats, as well as procedures to mitigate computer and network security risks. Students will also:

  • Develop strategies and techniques to manage access control
  • Gain knowledge in telecommunications & network security
  • Learn security governance & risk management
  • Build software and develop security architecture
  • Understand the fundamentals of cryptography

Example Classes I Might Take

Delivers a comprehensive overview of network security, including general security concepts. Communication Security is studied, including remote access, e-mail, the Web, directory and file transfer, and wireless data. Common network attacks are introduced. Cryptography basics are incorporated, and operational/organizational security is discussed as it relates to physical security, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Computer forensics is introduced.
Introduces concepts of computer architecture, functional logic, design, and computer arithmetic. Focuses on the mechanics of information transfer and control within a computer system. Includes symbolic programming techniques, implementing high-level control structures, addressing modes and their relation to arrays, subprograms, parameters, linkage to high-level languages, and the assembly process.
Examines the tools, techniques and technologies used in the technical securing of information assets. This course provides in-depth information of the software and hardware components of Information Security and Assurance. Topics include firewall configurations, hardening Unix and NT servers, Web and distributed systems security and specific implementation of security modes and architectures. The curriculum maps to the Security Certified Network Professional (SCP) Network Defense and Countermeasures exam.

Is Cyber Security Right for You?

You should consider a career in Cyber Security if you identify with some of the following:

  • Do you want to work in one of the most in-demand jobs fields?
  • Interested in finding a good paying job immediately after completing your degree?
  • Want to be able to work anywhere in the world?
  • Serve your country by working in national cyber defense?
  • Work with cutting edge technology?
  • Explore and work in an industry of the future?

If so, a career in Cyber Security might be for you!

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which students will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.

Program Learning Outcomes

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PPCC Cyber Defense Center

As part of our efforts at serving as a National Security Agency (NSA) certified Center of Academic Excellence for 2 Year Schools (CAE-2Y), the PPCC Cyber Defense Center provides resources and news regarding cyber security.