ERIC Number: ED467385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Cybersecurity Education in Community Colleges across America: A Survey of Four Approaches by Five Institutions.
Campbell, Robert D.; Hawthorne, Elizabeth K.
This document describes four distinct approaches to education in the area of cybersecurity currently taught at community colleges across America. The four broad categories of instruction are: (1) degree program--four semesters of study leading to an associate's degree; (2) certificate program--two semesters leading to an institution-conferred certificate; (3) credit course that is part of an existing program of study; and (4) non-credit program of preparation for an industry certification. The authors profiled the cybersecurity community college degree program at Seminole Community College (Florida) and described the content of the curriculum as a career education degree that requires 63 semester-hour credits covering the concepts of security analysis, security policy, troubleshooting security. Two certificate programs, one at Seminole and one at Northern Virginia Community College, are briefly described, including details of their program expectations and curriculum content. The Community College of the Air Force (Texas) and Northern Virginia Community College were the only institutions identified as offering cybersecurity courses as part of already established programs of study (Information Systems Technology and Administration of Justice respectively). Finally, the authors profile the non-credit industry certification programs offered at Edmonds Community College (Washington) and Roane State Community College (Tennessee). (RC)
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