Academic Catalogs

Cybersecurity

Credit Courses

CYBR C1013 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Introduction to Cybersecurity  
Advisory: IT C104 or CIS C111.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
This course introduces the foundational concepts of cybersecurity, including social engineering, cybersecurity resilience, and cyber threats. The principles and structure of confidentiality, integrity, and availability are surveyed to provide a foundation for further study of cybersecurity. This course covers data privacy and security, system security, and personal security factors to examine the nature and roles of organizational security policies and risk management processes. Suitable for majors and non-majors interested in cybersecurity tools, techniques, and practices. Security exercises help students develop skills to prepare for careers such as Information Security Analyst, Cyber Crime Analyst, and Incident and Intrusion Analyst. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C101

CYBR C1323 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Introduction to Ethical Hacking  
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Formerly CST C232B. This course is an introduction to the ethical and legal issues pertaining to network and computer security testing. Students will explore an introduction to the hacking methodology and network penetration testing using industry-recognized tools. Hands-on assignments will be used to help students develop introductory technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals, including demonstration of tools that can be used to gain information about a computer network, web applications, and databases. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C132

CYBR C1503 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Introduction to Digital Forensics  
Advisory: IT C104.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore an introduction to digital forensics using open source applications. Topics covered include chain of custody, forensic acquisition of data, forensic evidence reporting, expert witness testimony, timeline analysis, and anti-forensic techniques. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop introductory technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: ITIS 165.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C150

CYBR C1603 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Introduction to Incident Response  
Advisory: IT C128 and IT C158 and CYBR C230.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore an introduction to cyber incident response using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include incident response case studies, incident response tools used in industry, advanced persistent threats, documentation and technical reporting, timeline analysis, case management, and hunting, gathering, and foraging for cyber threats. Hands-on assignments will be used to help students develop introductory technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C160

CYBR C1703 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Cybercrime and CSIRT Coordination  
Advisory: CYBR C150.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore an introduction to laws relevant to cybercrime and the roles of the Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). Topics covered include international, federal, and state laws relevant to cybercrime, an overview of the U.S. court system and jurisdictions, CSIRT coordination within the team and with stakeholders internal to the organization, ethics pertaining to cyber professionals, project management, technical writing, countermeasures, and compliance. This course is intended for students with an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C170

CYBR C2253 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance  
Advisory: CYBR C230 and C260.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore an introduction to governance, risk, and compliance in cybersecurity. Topics covered include cybersecurity risk management, improving critical cybersecurity infrastructure, cybersecurity governance and audit frameworks, and internal audits. This course is intended for students with an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C225

CYBR C2273 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Cyber-Physical Security: Protecting Critical Infrastructure  
Advisory: CYBR C225 and CST C230.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore an introduction to cyber-physical security using a risk-informed, all-hazards approach to safeguarding critical infrastructure in cyberspace that emphasizes protections for privacy and civil liberties, transparent and accessible security processes, and domestic and international partnerships that further collective action. Topics covered include an analysis of cyber threats and vulnerabilities to understand more fully the interdependency of infrastructure systems nationwide, and that cyber and physical security are interdependent as core aspects of corporate risk management strategies. This course is intended for students with an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C227

CYBR C2303 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Network Security (Security+)  
Advisory: CYBR C101 and IT C128.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
This course introduces the concepts of enterprise security, network and application attacks, cybersecurity resilience, secure network designs, and incident response. The principles and structure of threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities are surveyed to provide a foundation for further study of cybersecurity. This course covers governance, risk, and compliance to examine the nature and roles of organizational security policies and risk management processes. Hands-on exercises help students develop skills to prepare for careers such as Security Administrator or Systems Administrator. Helps students gain knowledge in preparation for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C230

CYBR C2343 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Web Application Security  
Advisory: CYBR C132 and CYBR C230.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
This course introduces the concepts of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) top 10 vulnerabilities for websites and web applications. A survey of secure configurations and software development pertaining to web servers and web applications provides students with the fundamental information needed to protect systems against cyberattacks. Hands-on exercises using industry-recognized tools for application security audit and assessment help students develop skills to prepare for careers as an Application Security Architect or Software Engineer. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C234

CYBR C2423 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Vulnerability Assessment (PenTest+)  
Advisory: IT C128 or CYBR C132 and CYBR C230.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
This course introduces the concepts of planning and scoping assessments, legal and compliance requirements, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing using industry-recognized tools and techniques. Students will learn how to develop a written report that contains proposed remediation techniques and provides practical recommendations that can be effectively communicated to management. Hands-on exercises will help students develop technical skills to prepare for careers such as Vulnerability Tester and Network Security Operations. Helps students gain knowledge in preparation for the CompTIA PenTest+ certification exam. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C242

CYBR C2503 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Intermediate Digital Forensics  
Advisory: IT C04 and CYBR C150.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore digital forensic techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include an introduction to network forensics and mobile device forensics, investigative and extraction tools, live acquisition data, evidence reporting, time-stomping and anti-forensic techniques, and the significance of time zones for forensic case analysis. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C250

CYBR C2553 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)  
Advisory: IT C104 and CYBR C230.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
This course emphasizes the protection of critical industry infrastructure, including topics such as threat management, software and systems security, security operations monitoring, incident response, and compliance assessment tools. Through hands-on exercises, students will learn the practical application of intermediate-level security skills using various industry-recognized security tools. The course provides a hands-on focus on Information Technology (IT) security process and procedures to help students prepare for careers such as Security Engineer, Vulnerability Analyst, and Threat Intelligence Analyst. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C255

CYBR C2563 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Mobile Device Forensics  
Advisory: CYBR C150 and CYBR C230.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore mobile device forensic techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include an introduction to mobile forensics, investigative and extraction tools, cloud storage, device seizure, use of Faraday bags, and evidence reporting. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C256

CYBR C2603 Units (54 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Intermediate Incident Response  
Advisory: IT C128 and CYBR C230.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Students will explore incident response techniques using industry-recognized tools. Topics covered include planning and scoping a cyber incident, information gathering for vulnerability assessment, vulnerability scanning and summarization reporting, report writing and best practices, obfuscation techniques, forensic artifacts, social media forensics, memory forensics, ethics, and compliance issues. Hands-on assignments will be used to develop technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Careers and emerging trends in the field of cybersecurity will be evaluated. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C260

CYBR C2703 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Certified Information Systems Security Professional  
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Formerly CST C260 / CST C260B. Students will explore the eight domains of information security known as the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). Domain topics covered include security and risk management, asset security, security architecture and engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security. Concepts covered will help students understand management level issues relevant to cybersecurity professionals, with roles such as IT Director/Manager, Security Systems Engineer, Security Analyst, Security Manager, Security Auditor, and Security Architect. Completing this course does not guarantee CISSP certification; however, the course addresses the exam objectives defined by (ISC)2 for the CISSP certification exam. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C270

CYBR C2713 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Become a Security Consultant  
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
Formerly CST C271. This course introduces the concepts of professional security consulting for students with prior security training and work experience. Topics covered include types of security consulting, qualifications, setting up practice and finding clients, security tools and audits, and ethics for security consultants. The fundamentals of security consulting for private and government organizations are surveyed. Hands-on exercises using industry-recognized tools for security audit and assessment help students develop skills to prepare for a career as a Security Consultant. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C271

CYBR C2803 Units (54 lecture hours; 14 lab hours)  
Advanced Digital Forensics & Incident Response Capstone  
Advisory: CYBR C150 and CYBR C160.
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
This course delves into the latest developments in the field of cybersecurity, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to protect against and respond to contemporary cybersecurity challenges. Students will explore emerging trends such as the following key areas: advanced threat landscape, cloud security, artificial intelligence and machine learning in cybersecurity, blockchain and cryptocurrency security, biometric and multifactor authentication, threat intelligence and information sharing, compliance and regulations, security automation and orchestration, emerging ethical and legal issues, future trends and predictive analysis, and case studies and practical applications. Hands-on projects will be used to demonstrate technical skills relevant to entry-level cybersecurity professionals. This course is intended for students with computer experience and an interest in cyber defense for private organizations or government law enforcement. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C280

CYBR C2811 Unit (8 lecture hours; 48-50 other hours)  
Work Experience Education  
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
To enhance each Work Experience Education participant's opportunity for success in the field of Cybersecurity by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Cybersecurity. Note: 48 to 54 hours of paid or non-paid work in a field related to Cybersecurity for each one-semester credit aligns with Title 5 Sections 55002.5, and 55040 revised August 26, 2023. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C281

CYBR C2822 Units (8 lecture hours; 96-100 other hours)  
Work Experience Education  
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
To enhance each Work Experience Education participant's opportunity for success in the field of Cybersecurity by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Cybersecurity. Note: 48 to 54 hours of paid or non-paid work in a field related to Cybersecurity for each one-semester credit aligns with Title 5 Sections 55002.5, and 55040 revised August 26, 2023. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C282

CYBR C2833 Units (8 lecture hours; 144-150 other hours)  
Work Experience Education  
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
To enhance each Work Experience Education participant's opportunity for success in the field of Cybersecurity by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Cybersecurity. Note: 48 to 54 hours of paid or non-paid work in a field related to Cybersecurity for each one-semester credit aligns with Title 5 Sections 55002.5, and 55040 revised August 26, 2023. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C283

CYBR C2844 Units (8 lecture hours; 192-200 other hours)  
Work Experience Education  
Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass
Transfer Credit: CSU.
To enhance each Work Experience Education participant's opportunity for success in the field of Cybersecurity by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Cybersecurity. Note: 48 to 54 hours of paid or non-paid work in a field related to Cybersecurity for each one-semester credit aligns with Title 5 Sections 55002.5, and 55040 revised August 26, 2023. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CYBR C284