Computer Technology/Cybersecurity

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Course Description

Computer Technology/Cybersecurity students will learn the fundamentals of computer hardware and software.  Additional topics include: digital forensics, computer hacking, investigating cyber attacks, and troubleshooting.  Students will research the tactics used by cyber criminals, and use the technologies, products, and procedures to combat cybercrime.  Network administration will be analyzed through learning how to establish a secure network, along with testing and determining network problems.  Students will analyze the basics of programming in Python, as well as general computer programming concepts and techniques.

Course Content

  • Digital Forensics
  • Investigate Cyber Attacks by using CyOps
  • Computer Hacking
  • Encryption
  • Password Cracking
  • Scripting by using BASH, Powershell, Cisco IOS and Python
  • Build and Repair PC’s and Laptops
  • Install Computer Operating Systems
  • Network Design and Implementation
  • Computer Programming

College Credit

Students are eligible to earn up to six college credits from Tompkins Cortland Community College.

3 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3  — CSS 112 (Hardware Repair and Maintenance)
3 Concurrent Enrollment Credits from TC3  — CIS 132 (Network Design)

College Agreements:

  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Bryant and Stratton College
  • SUNY Cobleskill

Career Opportunities Can Include:

  • Computer Technical Support
  • Network Support Technician
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Installation and Maintenance Technician of various electronic devices
  • Field Engineer
  • Website Designer
  • Computer Operator
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Communications Technician

NYS Area Colleges with Related Majors:

Mohawk Valley Community College

Utica College

Bryant and Stratton College

Finger Lakes Community College

Onondaga Community College

University of Buffalo

SUNY Cobleskill


Syracuse University

Alfred State College


SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Program Considerations:

• Apply problem solving skills
• Work individually and as a team member
• Communicate verbally and in writing
• Think logically and sequentially
• Be organized and detail-oriented
• Work online to learn content
• Be able to follow computer schematics
• Maintain confidential information and
follow ethical guidelines
• Possess strong time management skills