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Energy Systems Cyber-Physical Security

Energy Systems Cyber-Physical Security student in lab

 

Program Description

The objective of the Cyber-Physical Security program is to teach students who will work with industrial control systems how to protect their networks, critical information, physical systems, and property from theft, corruption or attack, and natural disaster. This degree is also designed to give graduates the skills necessary to allow cyber information and physical systems to remain accessible and productive to their intended users, and to assure the security of vulnerable and interconnected infrastructures of the United States.

The Cyber-Physical Security program has two degree options: an Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC) and a Second Associate's of Applied Science Degree (AAS).

The ITC is intended for individuals with a degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, or Computer Networking. The certificate takes two semesters to complete. Students will focus on the fundamentals of the physical systems by taking courses related to basic electronics and process control. Students will learn about the unique cyber structure of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), and Distributed Controls Systems (DCS) networks.

The 2nd AAS is for ESTEC students who have completed their first degree in ESIET, ESEET, ESMET, or a similar degree type. Since ESTEC students have fundamental knowledge of the physical systems, this second AAS will only take one semester. Students will learn about the unique cyber structure of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), and Distributed Controls Systems (DCS) networks.

Idaho Median Income

$87,260

National Median Income

$92,600

Program Overview

  • Program accepts students in August and January
  • Typical classroom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Degree Options

Cyber-Physical Security Associate of Applied Science (0.5 year)

 Cyber-Physical Intermediate Technical Certificate (1 year)

 Bachelor of Applied Science (4+ years)

Career Opportunities

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairer
  • Electrical and Electronics Repairer, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay

Minimum Test Scores

ACT English: 18 Math: 19
SAT English: 450 Math: 460
ALEKS   Math: 30
AccuPlacer English: 85  
COMPASS Writing: 68 Algebra: 45

 

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