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Cybersecurity (A.A.S.)

The Cybersecurity Degree prepares students for a career as a system technician/system analyst with a focus on the skills required to understand and conceptualize, design, procure, and/or build secure information technology (IT) systems.

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity Degree, students will be able to successfully provide the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security as an entry level systems technician/system analyst.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Conceptualize, design, procure, and/or build secure information technology (IT) systems, with responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development.
  • Provides the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security.
  • Provide leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and mitigates threats to internal information technology (IT) systems and/or networks.
  • Perform highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determine its usefulness for intelligence.
  • Provide specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence.
  • Investigates cybersecurity events or crimes related to information technology (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence.

** Outcomes are based on the National Institute for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Outcomes

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Cybersecurity (CTS)

The Cybersecurity Certificate Degree will prepare students with additional career tools to continue on the path to a system technician/system analyst with a focus on the skills required to understand and conceptualize, design, procure, and/or build secure information technology (IT) systems.

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity Certificate Degree, students will be able to successfully provide the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security as an entry level or higher systems technician/system analyst.

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Conceptualize, design, procure, and/or build secure information technology (IT) systems, with responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development.
  • Provide the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security.
  • Provide leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so the organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work.
  • Identify, analyze, and mitigate threats to internal information technology (IT) systems and/or networks.
  • Perform highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determine its usefulness for intelligence.
  • Provide specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence.
  • Investigate cybersecurity events or crimes related to information technology (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence.

** Outcomes are based on the National Institute for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Outcomes

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Computer Programming (A.A.S.)

This degree prepares students for employment as a computer programmer -- developing web, desktop and enterprise applications. Graduates are prepared to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of computer programming and data structures.
  • Understand the languages for web and enterprise applications such as Java, Python, PHP, and JavaScript.
  • Understand data modeling, database design, and structured query language (SQL).
  • Have proficiency in web server administration and application development environments.
  • Understand the software life-cycle, classical and current methodologies and best practices.

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Microcomputer Support (A.A.S.)

Are you the person who effortlessly learns new software, helps other people when they get stuck and seems to fix things when they go wrong? Then this may be the degree for you. As a Microcomputer Support Computer Technician, you will install computers and printers, perform installations and repairs, and instruct users on the operation of hardware and software.

Managing the computer system includes evaluating computer hardware and software needs, pricing equipment, and conducting upgrades.

A microcomputer support associate’s degree could pave the way for a career as a computer support specialist, network administrator, systems administrator, or similar career. You will be qualified to work in corporations, hospitals, law & accounting firms, schools, and any business or home that relies on computer technology.

The training will prepare you for industry certification tests. Obtaining these credentials along with your degree will give you a competitive edge in the job market. Wages vary based on the size of business and your experience level. The demand for microcomputer support specialists will continue to be spurred by the increasing reliance of businesses and organizations on computer and Internet technology.

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Network Support and Security (A.A.S.)

As a Network Support Computer Technician you will provide assistance and advice to computer users to facilitate the sharing of information. You must interpret problems and provide technical support for hardware, software, and systems. Network specialists design, build and maintain the computer networks of local, national and global businesses.

To remain competitive, firms will continue to install sophisticated computer networks and set up more complex Internet and intranet sites. The explosion in information technology, data processing services industry, electronic commerce and security issues forecasts networking to be the among the fastest growing occupations through 2018.

You will be qualified to work in corporations, hospitals, law & accounting firms, schools, and any business that relies on computer technology. Wages vary based on the size of business and your experience level. The training, embedded in the program, will prepare you for industry certification tests. Obtaining these credentials along with your degree will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

For those students that wish to continue on to a four year degree, Great Falls College MSU has a articulation agreement with Highline College in in Des Moines, Washington. For more information about Highline Colleges Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Forensics..degree click here

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Contact Information:

Admissions & Records
2100 16th Ave South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Tel: 406-268-3700
Fax: 406-771-2267
Toll Free: 800-446-2698
admissions@gfcmsu.edu
Enrollment Specialist
Laramie Smovir
laramie.smovir@gfcmsu.edu
Administrative Associate II
Kimberly Blaine
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Andrea Fossen
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