Information Security

INFORMATION SECURITY

Information Security is a topic everyone can understand. Identity theft, stolen credit card information, and hacked computers are in the news every day. The United States is behind in producing people who can counter these attacks. As an Information Security student, you will be the one to start to take these matters into your own hands. You will learn how to set up proper defenses for not only computers, but also for the physical environment and through understanding of social engineering. Please join us as we build the cyber-defense of our communities!

Certificates:

Advanced Forensics (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Data Security (27 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Network Penetration Testing (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Network Security (27 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Secure Network Defense (27 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Technical Certificate (31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Information Security can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

Online Degrees and Certificates:

Certificate of Advanced Forensics (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system.

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Certificate in Data Security (27 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system.

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Certificate in Network Penetration Testing (21 credit hours = 2 semesters)

This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system.

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Certificate in Network Security (27 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system.

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Certificate in Secure Network Defense (27 credit hours = 2 semesters)

This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system.

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Technical Certificate in Information Security (31 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system.

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Associate of Applied Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

This virtual option provides students with the same content and knowledge as our traditional program, but is delivered entirely through our distance education delivery system.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

The Information Security program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington
Contact Information:

Chris Carroll
Department Chair CINS/CINT/INSE/CSCI
Bloomington, Indiana
Email:  rcarroll@ivytech.edu
Phone:  812.330.6233
Bb-IM: rcarroll-bb

Central Indiana (Franklin, Greencastle, Indianapolis)

Marvin Daugherty, Program Chair
mdaugher@ivytech.edu

Columbus
  • Faculty Contact:
  • Pam Schmelz, GSEC
  • Faculty/Program Chair Information Security
  • (812) 374-5214
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie, New Castle)

No information available at this time.

Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)

No information available at this time.

Lafayette  (Crawfordsville, Lafayette)

No information available at this time.

North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)

No information available at this time.

Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact
John Knight
Program Chair
jknight@ivytech.edu
260-480-2031


Cyber Technology certificate program

Ivy Tech-Northeast offers a certificate in Cyber Technology due to an awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor?s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program begin in January 2013. Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible ?hybrid delivery? via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

Contact:
Raphael Wolff
260-482-9171, ext. 2520
rwolff2@ivytech.edu

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Plan of study

Description:
The Associate of Applied Science in Information Security will prepare you to work in areas related to information assurance and computer security. Information Security is integral to the financial health of commercial enterprises and national security. Large and small businesses and governmental agencies using the internet are deploying more and more complex inter-networked information systems. It is the job of information security professionals to ensure that networks and computer systems are appropriately secure by protecting assets, such as customer data, financial records, and critical infrastructures.

DEGREES AVAILABLE
Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Applied Science via Ivy Tech Online, Technical Certificate, Technical Certificate via Ivy Tech Online, short- term Certificate, and short- term Certificate via Ivy Tech Online.

Contact Information:
Kathy Olson, Regional Department Chair
Valparaiso Campus
Phone: 219-464-8514 ext. 226
Email: kolson@ivytech.edu

Richmond (Connersville, Richmond)

No information available at this time.

Southeast (Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Madison)

No information available at this time.

Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
Contacts

Victoria Montgomery
Faculty Support Secretary 
812 246.3301 ext 4143

Donnie Foray
Information Security
812 246.3301 ext 4370
Southwest (Evansville, Tell City)
No information available at this time.
Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)
No information available at this time.

  • Computer Security
  • Information Assurance Technicians

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