Cyber / Information Security

Cyber Information Security Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Become a computer security specialist using state-of-the-art technology in a top program.

  • Overview
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    Keeping national secrets safe as well as protecting individuals and companies from criminals who seek to steal identities and destroy documents is becoming more important every day. You could enter the in-demand profession of cyber security specialist with an associate degree in Cyber Information Security from Oklahoma City Community College.

    Because of the increasing threats to computerized data and information, the need for cyber information security specialists is at an all-time high. These cyber information security specialists protect computer users from hackers and electronic fraud, viruses and worms and more.

    Oklahoma City Community College has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (CAE2Y) by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.

  • Overview
    Screen showing unsecured data

    Keeping national secrets safe as well as protecting individuals and companies from criminals who seek to steal identities and destroy documents is becoming more important every day. You could enter the in-demand profession of cyber security specialist with an associate degree in Cyber Information Security from Oklahoma City Community College.

    Because of the increasing threats to computerized data and information, the need for cyber information security specialists is at an all-time high. These cyber information security specialists protect computer users from hackers and electronic fraud, viruses and worms and more.

    Oklahoma City Community College has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (CAE2Y) by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.

  • Highlights
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    Whether on campus or online, through this OCCC degree program you will:

    • Train on the latest and best cyber information security networks and software available at Oklahoma City Community College.
    • Learn how to detect and how to stop cyber-criminal activity.
    • Know how to safeguard your employer’s computer systems from future attacks.
    • Protect desktop, network, Internet and personal security, as well as investigate hackers who may be accessing your network.
    • Meet professors who are passionate about teaching you what they have learned in this rapidly changing field.
    • Find out where the top-paying jobs are in this ever-expanding industry.
  • Degree Options
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    Cyber Information Security Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College gives you a choice among three accredited associate degree or certificate programs in cyber information security within the college’s Division of Information Technology:

    You can talk with an academic advisor to see which path best fits your needs.

  • Courses
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    Cyber Information Security Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers state-of-the-art technology in our cyber information security classes along with top faculty who continually monitor the trends in this constantly evolving career field. Whether online or onsite, we’ve got a class for you.

    Major courses include:

    • Principles of Information Security
    • Secure Electronic Commerce
    • Enterprise Security Management
    • Network Security
    • Cyber Forensics
  • Faculty
    James Bothwell

    James Bothwell


    Professor of Computer Science

    Web Application interest group facilitator (Android and iOS)21 Years of Telecommunications Software DevelopmentBS PhysicsMS Computer SciencePhD Geography (Geographic Information Systems)GIS Activities:Papers:Bothwell, James and Yuan, May (2010). 'Apply concepts of fluid kinematics to represent continuous space-time fields in temporal GIS', Annals of GIS, 16: 1, 27 — 41Presentations:Poster: “Exploring Climate Patterns Embedded in Global Climate Change Data”.  2006 Meeting of the American Meteorological Society Presentation: “Ecological Zone Perturbations Embedded in IPCC Climate Change Scenarios”. 2006 Southwestern Division of the Association of American Geographers meeting.Poster: “A kinematic representation of spatiotemporal scalar fields to support mining dynamics in data output from general circulation models”. 2007 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.Presentation: “Mapping the kinematics of Geographical scalar data fields”. 2008 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "Representation and Analysis of Geographic Kinematics: Using Temperature Data from General Circulation Models as an Example". 2010 American Association of Geographers meeting.Presentation: "The effect of sampling percentage on a spatiotemporal representation". 2011 American Association of Geographers meeting.

     
    Vicki Gibson

    Vicki Gibson


    Department Chair and Professor of Computer Science

    M.Ed., Southwestern Oklahoma State University B.S., Cameron University

     
    Al Heitkamper

    Al Heitkamper


    Professor of Computer Science/Cyber Security

    Certifications:CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security ProfessionalG7799/G2700 - GIAC Certified ISO-27000 SpecialistACE - AccessData Certified Examiner

     
    Haifeng Ji

    Haifeng Ji


    Professor of Computer Science

    Since 2002, Haifeng Ji has served as Professor of Computer Science at Oklahoma City Community College. He has taught numerous computer classes and served on several institutional committees.  He is also a sponsor for the International Student Association at OCCC. He earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

     
    Sara Mathew

    Sara Mathew


    Professor of Computer Science

    I have been teaching here at the college for about 14 years.  I have taught both programming and non-programming classes , but I really enjoy teaching programming classes. Programming can be fun...once you learn to love it!! Educational Qualifications: M.A. - University of Madras B.A. - Calcutta University Advanced Systems Management - NIIT

     
    Anita Philipp

    Anita Philipp


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters: University of Oklahoma Bachelors: St. Norbert College (DePere WI) Additional Coursework: University of Central OklahomaAwards and Certifications--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 2010--Blackboard's Greenhouse Project - Judge for Exemplary Courses - 2007--OGEC (Oklahoma Global Education Consortium   Teaching Award for Incorporation of Global Awareness - October 2003--OCCC's Faculty of the Year Excellence Award - August 2003--WebCT International Winner in Exemplary Online Course Project - May 2003--ACIIE (American Council for International/Intercultural Awareness)  Honorable Mention for Best Practice - April 2003--NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)  Excellence in Teaching Award - May 1999--OCCC's First Online Course - January 1997

     
    Mary Williams

    Mary Williams


    Professor of Computer Science

    Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma Bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma

     
  • After OCCC
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    What You Can Do With a Cyber Information Security Degree or Certificate from Oklahoma City Community College:

    The associate degree and certificate programs in Cyber Information Security at Oklahoma City Community College can lead you into a career where your expertise as a cyber security specialist is needed in:

    • Cyber Incident Response
    • Vulnerability Detection and Assessment
    • Networks and Systems Engineering
    • Cyber Risk and Strategic Analysis
    • Intelligence and Investigation

    Or you might choose to continue your education through an articulation with Oklahoma State University of Information Technology (OSU-IT). OSU-IT offers a bachelor’s of technology in information technology that allows you to take your cyber knowledge to the next level.

    Want to know more about majoring in cyber information security at OCCC? Check out these full degree program requirements and course descriptions.

    Complete your online community college admissions application today.

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