Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Course Description

DKA’s Information Technology major prepares students for a career in the information technology field. The program integrates information technology with business and equips students to plan, implement, and support information systems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this major, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze users’ technology needs.
  • Evaluate current and emerging technologies
  • Create an effective IT project plan.
  • Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Apply management principles to work with people and processes within an organization.

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Course Description

The Dale Kietzman Academy’s Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in the network security industry.

Cyber-attacks are being waged all over the world – whether at a corporation, government agency, or communications system. From online banking to electronic commerce to transportation operations, our world increasingly depends on a cyber-infrastructure. Handling these diverse software and controls systems against malicious users has become a national priority.

The demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 22% growth in network security related careers through 2020¹. Be prepared to meet this critical need and secure your IT career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity from American National University.

With a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity you will be prepared to compete for entry-level positions like: network security specialist, digital forensics and incident response specialist or vulnerability analyst.

Learning Outcomes

As a student you will learn practices for the design of secure modern networks as well as how to secure existing computers and networks – both wired and wireless; and cover topics about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools. Your coursework will focus on:

  • The core set of skills needed for practical and dynamic network defense.
  • Technical issues related to safe software and architectures, as well as the broader issues of privacy and legal ramifications.
  • Topics ranging from cryptographic methods, data and information security, virtualization and cloud computing, disaster recovery and risk management principles, computer forensics and investigations, and biometrics it applies to computer security.
  • How to investigate cybersecurity threats and master techniques needed to protect the network.

Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Course Description

 Gain the competitive edge you need to become a leader in the field of cybersecurity with the DKA Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSC) degree.  In the program, you’ll gain the skills you need to design and implement robust cyber security solutions to prevent and detect cyberattacks.

Whether you’re a cybersecurity professional, or you’d like to advance in your information technology career by adding cybersecurity expertise, the DKA master’s degree in cybersecurity offers  a broad foundation of relevant, practical skills that will give you the competitive edge that you need to seek employment or advancement in a variety of areas, including intelligence, computer forensics, IT management, and security engineering.

Learning Outcomes

In the program, you’ll focus on best practices in information security, including advanced prevention, detection, countermeasures, and recovery.  You’ll also learn to implement training, provide security management, and collect evidence. In addition, you’ll develop a project plan for a security assessment utilizing the Project Management Institute’s (PMI)

Core classes include Information Security Systems and Organizational Awareness, Intrusion Detection Attack and Countermeasures, and Information Security Project Management.

Master of Science in Information Technology

Course Description

Dale Kietzman Academy’s  Master of Science in Information Technology(MS-IT) provides IT professionals with the advanced knowledge to manage the increasingly complex information systems in use today.

Students in this program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in net-centric computing. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of the telecommunications, media, and information technology sectors.

Learning Outcomes

Faculty with both academic credentials and industry experience provide a practical perspective.  Under their expert guidance, students will study real-world problems and opportunities with software-intensive systems, and learn methods to evaluate, adopt, and exploit emerging technologies. MS-IT students will be working closely with fellow IT professionals to complete class assignments within teams, in order to prepare students for the real-world work environment and build their professional networks.