Business, Office, Technology

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

The information Assurance and Cybersecurity program is a new technical degree option that will prepare your to work in the rapidly evolving, high-demand; high wage world of cybersecurity.

What Jobs Can I Get?

Information Security Analyst (SOC code 15-1122): Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Source: Idaho Department of Labor, EMSI, HWOL, O*NET

How Long Will it Take?

4 semesters

2 semesters

2 semesters

Learning Outcomes for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity

  1. Install, configure, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software.
  2. Setup, configure secure and troubleshoot basic network hardware and services.
  3. Implement, monitor, and maintain network servers including web servers and network applications.
  4. Employ professional, team, and ethical behaviors that contribute to continued employability accounting for technological advances.
  5. Design, implement, operate, and troubleshoot enterprise network and server infrastructure to meet technical and business requirements.
  6. Design, implement, test, and evaluate software components and systems meeting given requirements
  7. Identify cyber threats, create strategies to locate and recover evidence, and perform forensic analysis
  8. Educate users about cyber threats, monitor security systems, and prepare appropriate documentation.

Special Fall 2017 Start Option

Are you already an IT specialist with network server experience who wants to add a Cybersecurity credential to your resume?

We are offering evening classes in fall 2017:

CNT 290 Practical Programming, 3 credits
This course introduces students to the fundamental building blocks of computer programming, and focuses on automating day to day computer administrative tasks.

CNT 291 Digital Forensics, 3 credits

This course explores a professional approach to forensic investigations of computer security incidents.

We are offering the following classes in spring 2018:

CNT 292 Intrusion Detection, 3 credits

This course examines the tools and techniques used for traffic and intrusion analysis employed in today’s cyber environment including processes and procedures used by hackers, along with corresponding countermeasures that can be employed to protect against such attacks. Prerequisite: CNT 123 or instructor approval.

CNT 293 Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity, 4 credits

This course will explore current technology and trends in Cybersecurity topics. 

Other classes will be available via the regular college schedule to complete the credential.

To apply to be in this first cohort group, please complete a CEI/EITC application and the Cybersecurity program application.

Gainful Employment Disclosures


Recruiting Coordinator

Hailey Mack
(208) 535-5337

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Admissions Counselor

Becca Franco
(208) 535-5379

College of Eastern Idaho, 208.524.3000, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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