This curriculum provides the minimum course content for the training of information systems security (INFOSEC) professionals in the disciplines of telecommunications security and automated information systems (AIS) security, as established by the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Security Instruction (NSTISSI).
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Special Purpose Labs
Our IT majors are supported by four special purpose computing labs (networking, IT security, GNU/Linux, and Mac OS), with advanced video cards and industry standard software packages. Our lab coordinator also maintains a Linux-based Apache Web server, an Oracle database server, and several GNU/Linux servers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for information security analysts was $92,600 in May 2016. The top 10 percent earned more than $147,290.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services||27,300||$46.46||$96,650|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||8,820||$43.73||$90,960|
|Depository Credit Intermediation||7,080||$46.18||$96,050|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||4,650||$50.53||$105,100|
Statistics reported in May 2016
- A competency credential must be completed within three years of enrollment in the credential.
- Non-traditional credit such as credit-by-exam, work/life experience, and transfer credit is limited to one third of the total credits in the credential. Two thirds of the requirements must be completed by course enrollment.
- Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course to merit the credential.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
A laptop/notebook computer is required for enrollment in all IT major courses CIT 160 and higher. Specifications
Clubs & Activities
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Student Chapter
Information Technology Advisory Committee
- Mr. James R Ankers, CISSP, CISA, IT Specialist (INFOSEC), United States Navy
- Mr. Samuel N Bressi, NCI, Inc.
- Dr. Sarah Buikema, Dairy Product Marketing Specialist, USDA
- Mr. Daniel J Clarke, Senior Solutions Architect, Arraya Solutions
- Mr. Peter Codispoti, Senior Systems Analyst, Furniture Division, Brodart
- Mr. Bruce Diamond, CISSP, GPEN, President, Computer HelpLine, Inc.
- Mr. William E Ebersole, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Mr. Jonah P Gregory, Chief Technology Officer, Euro Optic LTD
- Dr. Todd W Griffith, Chief Technology Officer, Discovery Machine Corporation
- Mr. Daniel F Grim, Regional Director, Program Management, Johnson Controls
- Mr. Brandon J Howe, Sr. IT Analyst, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
- Dr. Karl M Kapp, Assistant Director, Institue for Interactive Technologies, Bloomsburg University
- Dr. Krish Pillai, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Lock Haven University
- Mr. Mark J Watson, Administrative Director, Corportate Information Technology, Susquehanna Health
- Mr. Benjamin Wright, Attorney, Instructor at SANS Institute
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.
Schedule a tour
Meet with Admissions, tour the labs of your intended major, explore campus, and more during an Academic School Tour.
Saturday, February 24
Tuesday, March 13
Saturday, April 7
Tuesday, April 17