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Degrees type: Associate, Bachelor
Mount Aloysius College provides hands-on learning in a dedicated Cybersecurity lab under the instruction of diverse, highly-trained faculty with years of in-the-field experience.
Our graduates are hired by organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and Booz Allen Hamilton. We partner with organizations such as the Center for International Cyber Intelligence (CI2) where students get a first-hand opportunity to intern and work with experts in the field.
Mount Aloysius College offers an associate’s degree in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics as well as a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. Short-term coursework for certification preparation is also available.
What do Cybersecurity and Digital Forensic experts do?
Our networks, devices and digital data are under constant attack. Cybersecurity experts are frontline defenders of an organization’s valuable digital assets. They are hired to test and monitor systems and networks for potential breaches, and are called upon to respond to cyber threats. Digital forensics professionals dissect digital systems to discover how and why systems were breached.
- Faculty with government and private sector experience
- High job placement rates
- Experience in both cybersecurity and digital forensics
Online, hybrid and flexible classes
Hands-on curriculum in a dedicated Cybersecurity lab
Remote internship opportunities
Cybersecurity focuses on the measures taken to protect digital information against unauthorized access or attack.
Digital forensics involves the recovery and investigation of digital devices, related to computer crime. Possible careers include:
- Compliance Officer
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Cyber Risk Manager
- Digital Forensics Specialist
- Ethical Hacker / PentrationTester
- Information Security Analyst
- Intelligence Investigator
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Network Applications Supervisor
- Networks & Systems Engineer
- Security Administrator
- Security Analyst/Architect
- Security Consultant
- Security Engineer
- Security Software Designer
- CSIT 206B – Database Management Systems 3 Credits
- CSIT 223 – Introduction to Networking Systems 3 Credits
- CSIT 226 – Microcomputer Operating Environment 3 Credits
- CSIT 229 – Introduction to GNU/LINUX 3 Credits
- CSIT 250 – Cyber Crime 3 Credits
- CSIT 255 – Information Security Fundamentals 3 Credits
- CSIT 345 – Information Technology Internship 3-12 Credits
- CSIT 362 – Internet Security 3 Credits
- CSIT 364 – Incident Handling 3 Credits
- CSIT Programming Elective – Any Programming Course 3 Credits
The increase in cyber-attacks today has led to an urgent demand for more experienced and qualified workforce to protect networks and information systems.
According to Forbes, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.
Cybersecurity professionals report an average salary of $116,000, which is nearly three times the national average (Source: National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies https://niccs.us-cert.gov/cybersecurity, DHS).
- Knowledge Base in Information Technology – Students will demonstrate breadth and depth of fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how technical principles apply to information technology problems.
- Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking – Students will demonstrate skills in interpreting behavior and as well as utilizing the scientific method to draw conclusions about technological phenomena, and solve problems.
- Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World – Students will demonstrate familiarity with the formal regulations that govern professional ethics in information technology, and explain values that will contribute to positive outcomes in personal and professional settings, and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns.
- Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to form a cogent scientific argument, present information in a professional manner, engage in discussion of technological concepts, and express their own ideas with clarity, as well as produce original programming source code and / or other technical projects.
- Professional Development – Students will demonstrate the application of information technology-specific content and skills, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation to succeed in post degree employment, or continuing undergraduate education.
Straight from the Classroom to Quantico
When he landed an internship with the FBI, Bryan quickly learned the value of a MAC education.
Internships That Count
Bryan Buzi impressed a huge IT consulting firm during his Information Technology program internship and landed a full-time career!
MAC Welcomes International Students
Zainab Alalshaikh can now call Saudi Arabia and Mount Aloysius home after graduating with a degree in Information Technology.
Coding Against Crime
Want to learn in a cutting edge cybersecurity lab from faculty that have worked in the field, not just in the classroom?