Computing and Security Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree: 185.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The Computing and Security Technology (CST) major is developed to prepare students for the hands-on computer application work in business and industry. The program, which may be completed entirely online, through the accelerated Saturday Scholars program or through the Drexel at BCC program, places emphasis on practical education and fundamental concepts.

The curriculum centers on the application of software and hardware technology to solve real-world problems. Attention is given to maintenance and administration of information systems, with courses covering each of the major components of computer infrastructure: hardware, servers, Linux, Windows, networks, web, security, databases and OO programming.

The BS in Computing and Security Technology program is supported by state-of-the-art computer labs in the Goodwin College building, at the Burlington County College campus (BCC) and in a virtual environment.  Faculty are selected based on their academic credentials and industry experience.

Students have an opportunity to pursue two educational paths: a concentration in Computing Technology or a concentration in Computing Security. Each concentration consists of 96.0 credits, divided into 60.0 credits of core courses and 36.0 credits of required courses in the specific concentration.  In both concentrations, the curriculum focuses on the maintenance and administration of information systems.

Additional Information

Amy Edwards, MS
Program Manager, Computing and Security Technology
(Tel) 215.895.0946
(Fax) 215.571.3938
amy.d.edwards@drexel.edu

For additional information, visit the School of Technology and Professional Studies website.

Degree Requirements

Students completing this major must select either a concentration in computing technology or a concentration in computing security.

English Requirements
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
Mathematics Requirements
MATH 181Mathematical Analysis I3.0
MATH 182Mathematical Analysis II3.0
MATH 183Mathematical Analysis III3.0
Natural Science Electives *9.0
Liberal Studies Electives **12.0
Free Electives 47.0
Computing and Security Technology Core Requirements
CT 200Server I3.0
CT 320Server II3.0
CT 140Network Administration I3.0
CT 330Network Administration II3.0
CT 350Network Administration III3.0
CT 210Linux I3.0
CT 310Linux II3.0
CT 340Operating Systems Architecture I3.0
CT 360Operating Systems Architecture II3.0
CT 380Operating Systems Architecture III3.0
CT 230Web Development I3.0
CT 240Web Development II3.0
CT 400Network Security3.0
CT 395Information Technology Security I3.0
CT 420Information Technology Security II3.0
CT 491Senior Project I3.0
CT 496Senior Project II3.0
Students completing this major must select either a concentration in Computing Technology or a concentration in Computing Security. see below45.0
Total Credits185.0

*

Students select 9.0 credits from the following subject areas: ANAT, BIO, CHEM, ENVS, FDSC, NFS, PHEV, and PHYS. Courses from other departments may be considered with advisor approval.

**

Students must complete 12.0 credits in Liberal Studies covering a range of subject areas in the humanities and/or social sciences: anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, history, philosophy, literature, economics, communication, music or art.


Concentration in Computing Technology


Computing Technology Concentration Requirements
CT 100Microcomputer Hardware3.0
CT 120Microcomputer Operating System3.0
CT 220Database I3.0
CT 375Database II3.0
CT 425Database III3.0
CT 370Object Oriented Systems Analysis3.0
CT 290Client Side Programming3.0
CT 431Project Management3.0
Computing Technology Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
Computing and Security Technology Practicum
Web Development III
Server Side Programming
Web Development IV
Enterprise Programming
Linux III
Database IV
Database V
Database VI
Additional Security Electives
Students select any four (4) Security courses from the list of required Computing Security Concentration Courses or from the list of Computing Security electives. 12.0
Total Credits45.0

Concentration in Computing Security

Computing Security Concentration Requirements
CT 300Security Technology Models and Architecture I3.0
CT 312Access Control and Intrusion Detection Technology3.0
CT 315Security Management Practice3.0
CT 325Operating System Security Architecture I3.0
CT 336Internet Protocol Security and Virtual Private Network Technology3.0
CT 393Information Technology Security Risk Assessment3.0
CT 402Network Security II3.0
CT 412Information Technology Security Policies3.0
CT 415Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning3.0
CT 422Incident Response Best Practices3.0
CT 432Information Technology Security Systems Audits3.0
CT 472Security Defense Countermeasures3.0
Computing Security Electives
Select three of the following:9.0
Computer Forensics I: Fundamentals
Computer Forensics II: Forensics and Investigations
Computer Forensics III: Advanced Computer Forensics
Security and Information Warfare
Data Mining Technology for Security
Public Key Infrastructure Technology
Operating System Security Architecture II
Computing and Security Technology Practicum
Wireless Network Security Technology
Network Auditing Tools
Applied Cryptography
Network Security III
E-Commerce and Web Security Technology
Total Credits45.0


Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Concentrations: Sample Plans of Study

Computing Technology Concentration (3rd + 4th year)

Third Year
FallCredits
CT 140Network Administration I3.0
CT 210Linux I3.0
CT 230Web Development I3.0
CT 340Operating Systems Architecture I3.0
CT 395Information Technology Security I3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Winter
CT 240Web Development II3.0
CT 310Linux II3.0
CT 330Network Administration II3.0
CT 360Operating Systems Architecture II3.0
CT 420Information Technology Security II3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Spring
CT 200Server I3.0
CT 350Network Administration III3.0
CT 370Object Oriented Systems Analysis3.0
CT 380Operating Systems Architecture III3.0
CT 400Network Security3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Fourth Year
Fall
CT 220Database I3.0
CT 320Server II3.0
Computing Technology electives6.0
Computing Security elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Winter
CT 290Client Side Programming3.0
CT 375Database II3.0
CT 431Project Management3.0
CT 491Senior Project I3.0
Computing Security elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Spring
CT 425Database III3.0
CT 496Senior Project II3.0
Computing Technology elective3.0
Computing Security electives6.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 90.0

 

Computing Security Concentration  (3rd + 4th year)

Third Year
FallCredits
CT 140Network Administration I3.0
CT 210Linux I3.0
CT 230Web Development I3.0
CT 340Operating Systems Architecture I3.0
CT 395Information Technology Security I3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Winter
CT 240Web Development II3.0
CT 310Linux II3.0
CT 330Network Administration II3.0
CT 360Operating Systems Architecture II3.0
CT 420Information Technology Security II3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Spring
CT 200Server I3.0
CT 350Network Administration III3.0
CT 380Operating Systems Architecture III3.0
CT 400Network Security3.0
Computing Security elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Fourth Year
Fall
CT 312Access Control and Intrusion Detection Technology3.0
CT 315Security Management Practice3.0
CT 320Server II3.0
CT 402Network Security II3.0
CT 415Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Winter
CT 336Internet Protocol Security and Virtual Private Network Technology3.0
CT 393Information Technology Security Risk Assessment3.0
CT 412Information Technology Security Policies3.0
CT 472Security Defense Countermeasures3.0
CT 491Senior Project I3.0
Computing Security elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Spring
CT 300Security Technology Models and Architecture I3.0
CT 325Operating System Security Architecture I3.0
CT 422Incident Response Best Practices3.0
CT 432Information Technology Security Systems Audits3.0
CT 496Senior Project II3.0
Computing Security elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Total Credit: 96.0

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Computing and Security Technology program who complete a concentration in Computing Technology can pursue careers as information technologists and advanced technicians in a wide range of industries. Information technologists are capable of performing multiple IT tasks and accessing various information resources. The program gives students a unique set of applied skills that allow them to fill a number of roles as part of the information systems team. Potential careers include the following:

  • Network administrators
  • Database administrators
  • Database developers
  • Web developers
  • Security specialists

Graduates with a concentration in Computing Security pursue careers as advanced technicians who operate and administer the security tools, technologists who create and install security solutions, and leaders who define the security policies. Potential careers include the following:

  • Security technicians
  • Security administrators
  • Security analysts
  • Security managers
  • Chief information security officers

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more information on career opportunities.

Courses

CT 100 Microcomputer Hardware 3.0 Credits

This course imparts to the student knowledge of microcomputer hardware by providing instruction on system configuration, installation, upgrades, diagnosis, repair, preventive maintenance, and safety.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 120 Microcomputer Operating System 3.0 Credits

Prepares students for DOS/Windows with a brief introduction to networking. Students learn installation procedures and how to deal with current and legacy systems, create and use emergency boot systems, and manage printers and other devices. Students install Windows operating systems, manage window devices and configuration utilities, use the FDISK utility, perform backups, manage system files, configure network and internet access, and troubleshoot operating system errors.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 100 [Min Grade: C]

CT 140 Network Administration I 3.0 Credits

Students gain an understanding of terminology, technology, and issues involved in implementing networks. Topic include: understanding the OSI 7 layer model; concepts of servers and clients; network hardware/software functions; basics of TCP/IP protocol, main types of network topologies (bus, ring, star and mesh); and share and access network resources (files, printers, etc.).

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 100 [Min Grade: C]

CT 200 Server I 3.0 Credits

Topics include advanced PC hardware and server issues, including RAID, SCSI, troubleshooting and problem determination, upgrading, configuration, and disaster recovery. The second part of this course is an introduction to Apache Server concepts. Topics include: installations, configuration and administration in environments such as Windows and Linux.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: CT 100

CT 210 Linux I 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the principles and practices of Linux server. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use RPM to install, verify, query, erase, and update packages; access Resources on other systems; install and configure NFS; integrate Linux systems with other operating system platforms; examine basic networking concepts; configure xinetd, DNS, and TCP/IP network administration; examine system scripts and configure cron; configure boot options; configure the X Server; implement and administer security issues; install and configure mail services.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 212 Computer Forensics I: Fundamentals 3.0 Credits

This course presents the theory, methodology and hands-on labs necessary for students to become competent in the basics of computer forensics. Topics covered include: understanding computer investigations, the investigators, laboratory, current forensics tools, digital evidence controls and processing crime.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 214 Computer Forensics II: Forensics and Investigations 3.0 Credits

Students will learn what computer forensics and investigation is as a profession and gain an understanding of the overall investigative process. Disk structures and operating system architectures are analyzed. Topics include the importance of the digital evidence control process and how to process crime and corporate scenes, data acquisition of single and RAID systems, computer forensics analysis, e-mail investigations, investigative report writing and expert witness requirements.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 212 [Min Grade: C]

CT 215 Computer Forensics III: Advanced Computer Forensics 3.0 Credits

This course provides a solid foundation and advanced topics for students who will soon be in the field conducting computer forensic investigations, public or private. This course will introduce computer forensics to non-traditional devices such as smart phones and other non-traditional devices. Advanced topics include live memory analysis, anti-forensic techniques and portable media analysis including iPhones, Blackberrys and other smart phones. This course will use current open source and commercial tools.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 214 [Min Grade: C]

CT 220 Database I 3.0 Credits

Extensive introduction to data server technology, concepts of relational databases and SQL. Best engineering practices utilizing DFD, ERD, CRUD, TIC charts. Data-dictionary utilization, use of primary keys, and the first three forms of normalization. Students are expected to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve, and manipulate data.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 222 Security and Information Warfare 3.0 Credits

This course presents the theory and methodology of Information Warfare and Security. Topics covered include: intellectual property crimes; computer fraud; harassment; embezzlement; eavesdropping; sabotage; surveillance; identity theft; incident handling; terrorism; and the protection of critical infrastructure. The course requires critical thinking and analysis of topics.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 225 Data Mining Technology for Security 3.0 Credits

The course focuses on data mining technology used to combat crime. Students learn the theory of various searching techniques and criminal detection tactics and acquire fundamental knowledge of investigative data mining techniques.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 230 Web Development I 3.0 Credits

This course begins with an overview of the history of the internet. We examine how the Internet has changed modern society. Using XHTML, students acquire the skills needed to develop, design and create web pages. This course develops functional knowledge of microcomputer use beyond computer literacy, and examines fundamental networking concepts like TCP/IP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, IMAP, etc.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 240 Web Development II 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on building an understanding of JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets. Students will learn the basics of each language and apply them to the development of interactive and versatile page designs. The class culminates in a web site that integrates the use of both technologies that offers two different layouts, one ¿standard¿ and one ¿accessible¿ with JavaScript used to control which is displayed in the browser window. The course also has an overview of the foundations and theory of XML and XLST.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 230 [Min Grade: C]

CT 290 Client Side Programming 3.0 Credits

This course emphasizes becoming productive quickly as an Object-Oriented client-side programmer. Students learn how to create real-world Object-Oriented GUI applications using Java or Visual BASIC.Net. Topics include: Programming Environment; Fundamental Programming Structures; Objects and Classes; Inheritance; Interface Components; Event Handling; Applets; Debugging; and Graphics Programming.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 295 Public Key Infrastructure Technology 3.0 Credits

Practical knowledge of public key infrastructure. Topics include: symmetric & asymmetric cryptography, hashes, digital signatures and certificates, PKI basics & services, key and certificate life cycles, PKIX, protocols and formatting standards, trust models, authentication methods and deployment.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CT 320 [Min Grade: C]

CT 300 Security Technology Models and Architecture I 3.0 Credits

Presents theory and techniques utilized by IT Security professionals to secure a wide range of diversified platforms. Focuses on solutions for securing web servers, code, communications, applications, and databases.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CT 380 [Min Grade: C]

CT 310 Linux II 3.0 Credits

Topics Covered: Continuing Linux to meet requirements. Shell environment, Customization of the Environment, Shell Program Structure, Shell Program Execution, Shell Variables, Positional Parameters, Special Shell Variables, Shell Programming Statements, Conditional Statements, Looping Constructs, Interrupt Handling, and Debugging Tools.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 210 [Min Grade: C]

CT 312 Access Control and Intrusion Detection Technology 3.0 Credits

Fundamental theory and methodology of intrusion detection systems. Using intrusion detection systems to secure corporate and personal networks against attacks. Hands-on laboratory experience using an in-depth, open-source network intrusion detection system.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: CT 420 [Min Grade: C]

CT 315 Security Management Practice 3.0 Credits

Managerial issues involved in the daily operations of an IT Security department. Topics include staffing, budgets, job descriptions, long term planning, resource allocation, training of security personnel, motivational techniques, interaction with other departments including upper management.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CT 320 Server II 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce the Microsoft Windows Server Operating System. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to implement, administer and troubleshoot in a network environment. The course will cover installation, administration of resources, monitoring and optimizing system performance, implementing, managing and troubleshooting hardware device drivers, managing data storage, setting up and configuring users, groups, policies and resources.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 200 [Min Grade: C]

CT 325 Operating System Security Architecture I 3.0 Credits

This course provides requisite knowledge to perform network security within a Windows based computing environment. Topics include: how Assets are Attacked and Secured, Trusted Computing Bases, Cryptography, Protecting Web Servers, Security for Web Browsers, Database Security, Protecting DNS, Security Policies and Procedures.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CT 326 Operating System Security Architecture II 3.0 Credits

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to design a security framework for small, medium and enterprise networks utilizing Windows based computing technologies. Design and implementation of an effective network security plan based on an organization's business needs. Topics include: GPO's, AD, and Auditing.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Pre-Junior or Sophomore
Prerequisites: CT 320 [Min Grade: C] and CT 325 [Min Grade: C]

CT 330 Network Administration II 3.0 Credits

Course covers both theoretical knowledge and hands-on exercises for networking using CISCO hardware. Topics include: Extending Switched Networks with VLANS; Determining IP Traffic with Access Lists; Establishing Point-to-Point Connections; and Establishing Frame Relay Connections.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 140 [Min Grade: C]

CT 336 Internet Protocol Security and Virtual Private Network Technology 3.0 Credits

Technological components of IP Security and underlying architecture. Theory of symmetric-key cryptographic algorithms, including AES, CAST, Blowfish, IDEA, RC2, RC5, and Skipjack. Understanding of PKI infrastructure and the managed certificate protocol. Implementing VPN solutions in a variety of scenarios.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 140 [Min Grade: C] and CT 420 [Min Grade: C]

CT 339 Computing and Security Technology Practicum 3.0 Credits

This course provides an opportunity to gain professional experience in the CST field.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CT.

CT 340 Operating Systems Architecture I 3.0 Credits

Students learn to set up and support MS Windows Operating System. Students gain experience in installing, administering, implementing and troubleshooting this TCP/IP Protocol. Explain data system security through group policy and encryption of files system.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 350 Network Administration III 3.0 Credits

This class gives successful student important knowledge and skills necessary to select, connect, configure, and troubleshoot the various CISCO networking devices. Topics include: Extending Switched Networks with VLANS; Determining IP Routes; Managing IP Traffic with Access Lists; Establishing Point-to-Point Connections; and Establishing Frame Relay Connections.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 330 [Min Grade: C]

CT 355 Wireless Network Security Technology 3.0 Credits

Theory, methodology and hands-on labs relating to the unique security issues of Wireless Networks. Limitations and risks of Wireless Networks. Use of audit and exploit tools to discover security flaws. Protocol and signal vulnerabilities. Methods to secure such vulnerabilities.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 420 [Min Grade: C]

CT 360 Operating Systems Architecture II 3.0 Credits

The knowledge base and skill sets presented in this course are foundations for support professional who are new to the Microsoft Windows O/S architecture and/or who will be responsible for installing, configuring, managing, and supporting a network infrastructure that uses the Microsoft Windows Server products.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 320 [Min Grade: C] and CT 340 [Min Grade: C]

CT 362 Network Auditing Tools 3.0 Credits

Theory, methodology and hands-on labs relating to Network Auditing. The course relies on advanced multi-functional network auditing tools to uncover Network Security problems, with the purpose of eliminating these vulnerabilities.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 420 [Min Grade: C]

CT 370 Object Oriented Systems Analysis 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to increase knowledge of the software development process with a focus on requirements gathering and documentation. UML notation is used. In addition to object-oriented analysis, techniques include the use of conceptual object models, use cases, and business process modeling.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 375 Database II 3.0 Credits

This course examines inserting, updating and deleting data. Subqueries are explored in detail along with the use of many Oracle intrinsic single row and group functions. Joints, merge, views, foreign keys, and compound primary keys are all studied in depth.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 220 [Min Grade: C]

CT 380 Operating Systems Architecture III 3.0 Credits

Students learn network administration skills including: how to configure and troubleshoot client computers; network printing; Active Directory; file sharing; Internet connection and services; remote access; and network security.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 360 [Min Grade: C]

CT 382 Applied Cryptography 3.0 Credits

This course presents the theory, methods, strengths, weaknesses, and effective strategies necessary for students to acquire a fundamental knowledge of Cryptography and Stenography. This is a hands-on course utilizing several tools and software programs. Emphasis is placed on formulating effective strategies, such as when and how to protect computer data.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 385 Web Development III 3.0 Credits

Students will acquire skills to develop, design and produce Web pages using Dreamweaver and Flash. Using software, students will construct a multimedia website, incorporating Flash movie elements, interactivity, and sounds.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 240 [Min Grade: C]

CT 388 Topics in Computing Technology I 3.0 Credits

This course will cover special topics of interest to students in the Computing Technology Major. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 12 credits

CT 389 Topics in Computing Technology II 3.0 Credits

This course will cover special topics of interest to students in the Computing Technology Major. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 4 times for 12 credits

CT 390 Server Side Programming 3.0 Credits

This class is designed to provide students with intensive hands-on experience in using server-side technology to develop Web applications. Server-side programming, sometimes called servlets, is a powerful hybrid of the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) and lower-level server APU programming such as NSAPI from Netscape and ISAPI from Microsoft.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 290 [Min Grade: C]

CT 392 Web Development IV 3.0 Credits

Students will acquire skills to develop, design, and produce a functional dynamic Web site on ASP. An e-commerce web site is developed in the classroom to apply dynamic theory and practice. In addition, exploration of intellectual property, copyright, trademark, and privacy issues as they relate to web development are included.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 3 credits
Prerequisites: CT 385 [Min Grade: C]

CT 393 Information Technology Security Risk Assessment 3.0 Credits

This course addresses risk management methodology, the specific procedures for determining assets valuation, vulnerabilities, and threats. Risk migration methods that security professional use to protect valuable IT assets will also be studies. Issues, designed to foster critical thinking, are explored, as well as the standardized approaches to risk management.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 395 Information Technology Security I 3.0 Credits

This class is a hands-on introduction of key security concepts such as authentication, malware and attacks, security in transmissions (including wireless). Cryptography, PKI and security analysis and planning (including risk management). Security policy, law on computer security violations.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 399 Independent Study in Computing Security and Technology 0.5-6.0 Credits

Provides individual study or research in computing and security technology with faculty supervision. This course may be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

CT 400 Network Security 3.0 Credits

This class focuses on the security aspects of networks. Topics covered: intrusion detection, VPN, and Firewalls. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary skills and information aligned with Securing Networks.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 350 [Min Grade: C]

CT 402 Network Security II 3.0 Credits

Theory, methodology of Security firewalls, Topics include: firewall models, user interfaces, feature sets, interfaces, routing, IP addressing services, IP multicast support, monitoring with SNMP, authentication, authorization, and accounting, address translation, traffic content filtering, application inspection, traffic shunning, and firewall failover.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: CT 400 [Min Grade: D]

CT 405 Enterprise Programming 3.0 Credits

This course covers the main aspects of Enterprise Component Architecture to build reliable, scalable and portable enterprise-wide distributed application. All architecture discussions, examples and exercises are described according to Object-oriented Analysis & Design (OOAD) principles and using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) notation OOAD and UML are briefly introduced, too.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 390 [Min Grade: C]

CT 407 Network Security III 3.0 Credits

In-depth coverage of VPN technology, using different encryption schemes, certificates (PKI Theory, certificate creation and implementation), integration with routers, router management, advanced techniques in encryption and virtual private networking, user defined tracking, load balancing and firewall synchronization.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 402 [Min Grade: D]

CT 410 Linux III 3.0 Credits

All the key core elements of the Linux operating system: network configurations, recovery planning. TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, Apache, Security, and email. These are the typical day-to-day administrative and maintenance issues and tasks commonly faced by Linux system administrators.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 310 [Min Grade: D]

CT 412 Information Technology Security Policies 3.0 Credits

This course presents the theory and legal issues necessary for students to acquire fundamental knowledge of Computer Policies for information Security. Topics covered include: E-mail, Employee Privacy, Labor Organization Activities (Fair Use), Avoiding Discrimination and Harassment, Copyright, Defamation, Spamming, Trade Secrets & Confidential Information, Attorney-Client communication via E-mail, Computer Security, Preventing Waste of a Computer Resources, Essentials for Good Policy, and Ensuring Compliance.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 415 Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning 3.0 Credits

Disaster Recovery & Continuity Planning specific to Emergency Recovery Procedures. Techniques for development of disaster recovery plans, procedures and testing methods. Strategies used by businesses to assure that sensitive data will not be lost in the event of a disaster. Techniques used to manage potential risk within multiple environments.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 420 Information Technology Security II 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on network security. Students will gain hands-on experience in the areas of Internet vulnerabilities, analyzing intrusion signatures, risk analysis, designing and configuring firewall systems, router security, Attack and Defense Techniques, IP and Packet structure and analysis, creating a security policy, operating system security for Windows and Linux.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 395 [Min Grade: C]

CT 422 Incident Response Best Practices 3.0 Credits

Theory and legal issues necessary for students to acquire fundamental knowledge of how to design an effective Incident Response Policy. Topics include forming and Incident Response Team, types of responses, legal issues, training employees, selecting tools, honey pots, computer attacks, and the cost of an incident.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CT 425 Database III 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to Oracle¿s PL/SQL programming language. Anonymous blocks, PL/SQL constructs, stored procedures and functions are examined in depth.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 375 [Min Grade: C]

CT 427 E-Commerce and Web Security Technology 3.0 Credits

In-depth understanding of security problems and risks specific to e-Commerce on web servers. Implementation of advanced security technologies specific to e-Commerce. Design of secure Web Sites, mobile commerce applications, electronic payment systems, address communication security. Web- and Java-related security issues.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 420 [Min Grade: D]

CT 430 Database IV 3.0 Credits

This course introduces packages along with program unit dependencies. Triggers and Oracle-supplied packages are examined in detail. Time is also allocated for performance tuning specifically utilizing the Oracle tables.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 425 [Min Grade: C]

CT 431 Project Management 3.0 Credits

This course teaches how to develop project management plans; develop an understanding of the risks inherent in project development; and be able to evolve coping strategies to deal effectively with projects that go off track. Areas covered include: Project Definition, Project Risk, Project Planning, Risk Assessment, Critical Path, and Cost Management.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.

CT 432 Information Technology Security Systems Audits 3.0 Credits

This course presents the theory, methodology, procedures and hands-on labs necessary for students to acquire a fundamental working knowledge of IT System Audits. Students learn how to discover system vulnerabilities with proper audit procedures, and how to document their findings properly for upper management.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 420 [Min Grade: C]

CT 435 Database V 3.0 Credits

Students with a foundation in the Oracle database continue their student of the application and how to insure its functionality. Topics in this course include: backup and recovery analysis and options, recovery structures and processes, backup configuration, manual backup, automated backup, archiving, utilities, Recovery Manger catalog design and maintenance, RMAN, standby databases, Alert and Trace files, dynamic performance, cache, logs, I/O, shared pool, blocks, rollbacks, optimizing sort operations and multithreaded server tuning.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 430 [Min Grade: C]

CT 438 Database VI 3.0 Credits

This course provides instruction in the operations of the Oracle database. It presents the day-to-day duties of the database administration, from initialization parameters and table space storage, to data integrity, constraints, and user profiles.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 435 [Min Grade: C]

CT 472 Security Defense Countermeasures 3.0 Credits

Theory, methodology and hands-on labs relating to Defense Countermeasures. Understanding the reasons that lead to system vulnerabilities and how criminals exploit those vulnerabilities. Labs that utilize security software to conduct penetration testing, audits, and system vulnerability tests will be taught.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CT 420 [Min Grade: C]

CT 491 Senior Project I 3.0 Credits

This course is an independent project which small student teams determines and scopes an appropriate computing technology project that can be completed within the constraints of time and resources under faculty guidance. The objective of the course is to provide specifications and requirements for the team project.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

CT 496 Senior Project II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of Senior Project I. In this course, student-teams are required to implement theirs project specifications and requirements developed in the previous course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: CT 491 [Min Grade: C]

Computing and Security Technology Faculty

Constantine Katsinis, PhD (University of Rhode Island). Associate Professor. High-performance computer networks, parallel computer architectures with sustained teraflops performance, computer security, image processing.
Scott J. White, PhD (University of Bristol, UK) Director, Computing & Security Technology Program. Associate Clinical Professor. Homeland security; operational risk management; infrastructure protection; intelligence, crime & counter-terrorism.
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