St. Charles Community College has partnered with EC-Council to work together to train IT professionals. CPC 162: Ethical Hacking and CPC 161: Computer Forensics prepare and authorize students to take the C|EH or C|HFI certification exams. These highly valued certification exams and classes teach students the offensive skills used by hackers to gain unauthorized entry into a network, and how to gather evidence of such attacks. A prerequisite class to both of these is CPC 160: Security Fundamentals which helps to prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ exam.
As an Authorized Training Center (ATC) for EC-Council, students will learn from a certified EC-Council instructor. Students completing this class are eligible to take the corresponding certification exam. In fact, the certification exam will be administered on the last day of class for those students who purchased a voucher from the SCC Bookstore at a reduced cost.
CPC 160: Security Fundamentals is a prerequisite class which must be taken prior to enrolling in CPC 161 or CPC 162. The Security Fundamentals class helps students prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
Getting started is easy!
If you have never been an SCC student, you must complete an Application for Admissions and the Class Add/Drop form. Current students may register online. There are no prerequisites to getting started with CPC 170: CCNA1.
You may pick and choose specific class sequences as you work towards certifications without working on earning a degree. However, if you plan to earn a degree, please visit an academic counselor early in your training. All classes are for college credit and may be applied toward a degree program if you wish.
For more information, contact Mike Fuszner at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to meet. You'll have a chance to talk about your background, experience, goals, take a brief tour and prepare to sign-up for classes if the program fits your educational needs.
Some classes fill up quickly. Students register on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is suggested that you register as soon as registration opens up each semester. Spring registration begins in late October; summer and fall registration begins in early April.
Sufficient enrollment is required to run a class. Classes meet once or twice per week. In addition, students need to spend additional time outside of class.
Training consists of presentations, online learning and hands-on lab exercises where students apply what they learn in class. All classes are lab-intensive.