Bachelor of Science in Information & Cybersecurity Technology
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The Information and Cybersecurity Technology (ICT) program will prepare you for a successful career in the dynamic field of Information Technology (IT). ICT students learn both theoretical and applied strategies in the design, deployment, security, and troubleshooting of computer networks in small, medium, and large organizations. Students gain valuable experience in our laboratories as well as through industry internships, co-ops, and capstone projects. The program integrates industry-standard curriculum, heterogeneous internet working technologies, operating systems, and cloud technologies from leading companies such as Cisco Systems, EMC Corporation, Juniper Networks, IBM, Microsoft, Network Appliance, and RedHat. The hands-on nature, technical currency, and technological diversity of our programs make our students very competitive in today’s global job market and allows them to “hit the ground running” upon employment.
Work experience is an important area of emphasis in the Information and Computer Technology program. Several organizations work closely with our program to provide short and long-term opportunities for students including, but not limited to:
- ECU ITCS
- Bell South
- Cisco Systems
- Credit Suisse
- Fidelity Investments
- Greenville Utilities
- International Business Machines (IBM)
- National Security Agency (NSA)
- Navy Federal Credit Union
- Red Hat
- Vidant Health
Capstone Projects by Information & Cybersecurity Technology Program students
The following are examples of capstone projects for the Information & Cybersecurity Technology program. This class covers a full academic calendar year, and is hosted by Dr. Charles Lesko of the College of Engineering and Technology at ECU. The Capstone class contains an open-ended design project that begins in the fall with the development of the project proposal, and continues into spring with the execution and completion of the proposed project. Each project is handled by a single team throughout the year, and results in a final presentation at the end of the course.
- Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County
The main goal of this project was to update and document the network of the Boys and Girls Club located on Fire Tower Road in Pitt County. The team concentrated on several tasks to accomplish this project, including cable management, documentation of the existing network, remote access, centralized authentication, and separation of the network designed for the patrons from the executive branch located in the same building.
- Williams Family Chiropractic Infrastructure Upgrade
The Williams Family Chiropractic project involved upgrading the current office infrastructure and making further recommendations for subsequent upgrades in the near future, including updating the PCs with new SSDs, upgrading the OS to Windows 7, and adding a patient Wi-Fi hotspot and backup server.
The AOII Sorority House needed a revamp and overhaul of the existing network. After determining the current network problems, the team updated devices and implemented a new wireless network with stable connectivity.
- NASA IPv6
- Fort Fischer Cyber Shark
For a public education facility, interactivity is key. The director of the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fischer expressed that there was an opportunity for a group of ECU students to help expand not only the facility’s interactive capacity, but also their skills and technological prowess by working to design and implement a touch-screen based content delivery system for several of the animal exhibits on campus.
- Wayne Community College Virtual World System Development
Wayne Community College in Goldsboro wanted to create a virtual classroom environment for the surrounding high schools. These schools would attend classes online for the subjects of AutoCAD and hydraulics. The team used an open source program to create an online virtual world that students could access via the internet and a client viewer on their computer.
- G&M Service Company
The focus of this project was the implementation of a more efficient network and the building of a database-type quoting program for the G&M Service Company, a heating and air conditioning company in Raleigh. The first objective was to have a functional database-based quoting program implemented into the business’s daily operations. The second objective was to replace any devices with devices that would work with the new program. The third objective was to make sure that things ran smoothly and looked organized.
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