Computer Networking & Cybersecurity Major Curriculum

Champlain College has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency (NSA). The course content and curriculum meet the criteria established by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking web technology, web applications, databases, networking, and security classes beginning in your first semester. This early learning gives you more time to build your experience and take on meaningful internships.

Champlain's study abroad program is a great opportunity to gain global perspective. Our Computer Networking & Cybersecurity faculty built the curriculum to encourage you to take a semester abroad—your faculty advisor can help you ensure your credits fulfill major requirements.

Computer Networking & Cybersecurity Curriculum 2020–2021


First Year

First Semester

Systems Fundamentals
(SYS 140)

The Joy of Computing
(CSI 100)

Statistics
(MTH 180)

Navigating Higher Education in a Global Context 
(COR 101)

FYI: Reading, Writing, & ____
(COR 102)

Second Semester

Network Fundamentals
(NET 150)

Computer & Network Security
(SEC 250)

Navigating Your Information Landscape
(COR 103)

FYI: Making, Doing, & ____
(COR 104)

Natural science w/ lab
(SCI XXX)


Second Year

First Semester

System Administration & Network Services I
(SYS 255)

Python Programming
(CSI 160)

Network Protocols
(NET 215)

200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Second Semester

Web & Applications Security
(SEC 260)

Systems Administration & Network Services II
(SYS 265)

Specialization course

200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Talk to your Advisor and/or the Office of International Education about possible curriculum adjustments in order to create a semester abroad in your third year.


Third Year

In the third year, students must take COR 310, COR 320, and two COR 330 courses. COR 310 and COR 320 must be taken together, and the two COR 330 courses must be taken together. Either pair may be taken in either semester.

First Semester

Scripting & Automation
(SYS 320)

Network Design
(NET 330)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Specialization course

Second Semester

Enterprise & Network Security Controls
(SEC 350)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)

Choose a Local Contexts, Global Connections course
(COR 330)

Specialization course
Specialization course

Fourth Year

First Semester

ITS Capstone Design
(CCC 410ITS)

Law of Searching, Seizing, & Using Digital Evidence
(CRJ 225) or
Global IT & Ethics
(CSI 320)

Technical Writing
(WRT 231)

Internship
(NET 490) or
General elective

Specialization course

Second Semester

ITS Capstone Senior Project
(CCC 412)

Technical elective

General elective

General elective

General elective