Whatcom offers the following degrees and certificates:

Bachelor degree:
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - IT Networking - Cybersecurity
Certificates of proficiency:
Cloud Computing
Industrial Control Systems - SCADA
Mobile Technologies
Web Development

 

Note: Core course requirements are listed alphabetically within each degree and certificate template, not necessarily in the order they should be taken.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - IT Networking - Cybersecurity

The Computer Information Systems BAS degree prepares students for common networking administration challenges as well as those that occur in key industry sectors that require specific focused expertise. Graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as network administrators and related job categories, such as computer and information systems manager or computer network architect.

Course requirements (effective fall 2017)

300 and 400-level course descriptions available here.

 PREREQUISITES
Credits
 Washington state community or technical college IT-related associates degree.
 90
 Subtotal  90
 CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)
Credits
 CIS 301
Database Management Systems
5
 CIS 305
Cloud Computing I
5
 CIS 306
Enterprise Linux
5
 CIS 308
Mobile and Wireless Technologies 5
 CIS 316
Embedded Systems
5
 CIS 320
Web Development
5
 CIS 405
Cloud Computing II
5
 CIS 406
Supply Chain
5
 CIS 416
ICS Architecture
5
 CIS 499
Capstone
5
 Subtotal 50
 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/RELATED INSTRUCTION
 Credits
 BUS 302
Project Management
5
 BUS 303
Compliance and Auditing
5
 PHIL 301
Professional Ethics
5
 CMST 145
 Introduction to Organizational Communication
 0 to 5
 CS 140
 Computer Programming Fundamentals I
 0 to 5
 ENGL& 101
 English Composition I
 0 to 5
 ENGL& 230
 Technical Writing
 0 to 3
 or ENGL& 235
 Technical Writing
0 to 5
 MATH& 146
 Introduction to Statistics
0 to 5
 Humanities  0 to 5
 Natural Sciences - At least 5 credits in physical, biological, and/or earth sciences. Shall include at least one laboratory course.
 0 to 10
 Social Sciences
 0 to 5
 Subtotal 15-60
 ELECTIVES/COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
Credits
 Students may need to apply up to 45 elective credits to meet the minimum of 180 credits for graduation. Please see an advisor for planning.
 0 to 45
 Subtotal 0-45
 Total
180-200

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Certificate of Proficiency - Cloud Computing

Students will learn to design and implement a cloud infrastructure and manage storage services. Topics include: cloud based storage, virtualization, service oriented architecture (SOA), high availability, scaling, mobile devices, and the role of open source cloud software such as Hadoop and OpenStack.

Course requirements (effective fall 2016)

CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)
 Credits
 CIS 305
 Cloud Computing I
 5
 CIS 405
 Cloud Computing II
 5
 Subtotal  10
 Total  10

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Certificate of Proficiency - Industrial Control Systems - SCADA

Students will learn how to evaluate and configure cyber physical systems including embedded architectures; design, plan, and implement an industrial control systems network; and analyze and mitigate security issues in an ICS network.

Course requirements (effective fall 2016)

CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)
 Credits
 CIS 316
 Embedded Systems
 5
 CIS 416
 ICS Architecture
 5
 Subtotal  10
 Total  10

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Certificate of Proficiency - Mobile Technologies

Students will learn to evaluate the hardware, communications, management, and programming environments associated with mobile technologies, and to design a supply chain including all of the supply chain components. Students will learn about security issues unique to these types of networks and how to mitigate risk.

Core requirements (effective fall 2016)

CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)
 Credits
 CIS 308
 Mobile and Wireless Technologies
 5
 CIS 406
 Supply Chain
 5
 Subtotal  10
 Total  10

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Certificate of Proficiency - Web Development

Prepares students to develop and maintain a web site, incorporate e-commerce and database components into a web site and employ appropriate security measures.

Core requirements (effective fall 2017)

CORE REQUIREMENTS (courses are listed alphabetically)  Credits
 CIS 106  Open Source Operating Systems  5
 CIS 301  Database Management Systems  5
 CIS 320  Web Development  5
 Subtotal  15
 Total  15
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