The need for Cyber Security is recognized and demonstrated across our campus in multiple programs of study.
Institution security plan and/or policies
As a State agency, we are under the umbrella of the parent policies of Louisiana community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and Louisiana Office of technology services (OTS).
- BPCC Computer Services Policies and Procedures
- OTS Policies & Forms
- Office of Technology Services
- LCTCS Policies
NOTE: An updated version of BPCC policy is currently under review and should be posted in the next couple of months.
Implementation of the institution IA security plan to encourage IA awareness throughout the campus.
In the Cyber Information Technology Division our students are required to read and agree with the Networking Code.
Banners are used on all student computers reminding them about IA security and other topics along same lines. The current banner says: This computer is private property and is for authorized users only. Unauthorized access is strictly prohibited. Individuals using this computer system with or without authority, or in excess of their authority, are subject to having all their activities on this system monitored and recorded by security personnel. Anyone using this system expressly consents to monitoring of their activities and is advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, security personnel will provide the evidence of such to corporate and law enforcement officials. Violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
The current Computer Use Policy states,
Any software loaded onto College computers must support College business. This includes software purchased by the College or by a College employee or student. The Computer Services may remove any software from a system that is not licensed, is deemed inappropriate by the Provost, or Chancellor that is in any way detrimental to hardware, software, or the College network.
Computer Network and Telephone Usage Policy/Procedures
Computing resources at Bossier Parish Community College are provided for the use of students, faculty and staff to help carry out the mission of the College. The College encourages and promotes uses of computing and network resources by the College community that support this mission.
Computer systems/electronic information systems include all computer based hardware, and software owned by the College, any communications hardware and software provided by the College for the purpose of accessing its computers, and any computer network governed in part or whole by the College.
Bossier Parish Community College generally provides users access to computer services such as electronic mail and the Internet twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. (The College reserves the right to bring these services down for maintenance as needed.)
Network Usage Policies
Individual groups or projects within BPCC may adopt more restrictive network usage policies that apply to their sub-networks and personnel within their area.
Computer User Accounts
To use the BPCC computer resources, a user must first be assigned a computer account. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, are eligible for an account if they are enrolled at BPCC. All Bossier Parish Community College employees are eligible for computer accounts.
If a computer account has been assigned to a student and the student withdraws from the College, that account is no longer valid and will be terminated. Student accounts will be disabled between semesters. Once a student pays fees for the semester or session account access will be restored for that semester or session. If a student does not reenroll and pay fees for a successive semester the account will be terminated.
Computer accounts for academic and staff personnel will be terminated when the employee no longer has an active assignment within the College community.
Administrative, faculty, and staff user accounts are governed by the department/unit that the employee is assigned to. When the person’s association with the department ends, that account will no longer be valid and will be terminated. Accounts for personnel on leave will be disabled for the duration of the leave period. Transferring from one department to another will not result in termination but rather a commensurate change in governance of the account. Department Heads are responsible for notifying the Personnel office and the Computer Services when an employee terminates employment, takes leave, or moves to another job assignment outside the department/unit.
Acquiring a User Account
To be eligible for a user account, the requester must meet one of the following qualifications:
- Be enrolled in courses as a student at BPCC and have completed the fee payment process
- Be employed as a faculty member at BPCC.
- Be employed as a staff member at BPCC
- Be employed as an administrator at BPCC
- Any exception to the above will require the written permission of the College Provost
- To establish a user account:
- Complete and submit to the Computer Services a Request for User Account form.
- The system administrator or designee will verify that the requester is eligible for an account.
- The System Administrator or designee will open the account and place an associated password and user name on the Request for User Account form
- A copy of the Request for User Account form, containing the new account information, is released to the requester upon proof of identification and receipt of the requester’s signature.
User Policy Summary
Users of College information resources must respect software copyrights and licenses, respect the integrity of computer-based information resources, refrain from seeking to gain unauthorized access, and respect the privacy of other computer users. This policy is applicable to all College students, faculty, and staff and to any others granted use of Bossier Parish Community College resources. This policy refers to all College information resources whether individually controlled or shared, stand-alone or networked. It applies to all computer and computer communication facilities owned, leased, operated, or contracted by the College. This includes word processing equipment, personal computers, workstations, mainframes, minicomputers, and associated peripherals and software, regardless of whether used for administration, research, teaching, or other purposes.
Computer users must respect the privacy of other computer users. The College system provides mechanisms for the protection of private information from examination by others. Attempts to circumvent these mechanisms in order to gain unauthorized access to the system or to private information are violations of College policy and may violate applicable law. System administrators, will authorization from the Director of the Computer Services, may access computer users’ files for critical maintenance purposes or in response to suspected policy violations. System administrators will report suspected unlawful or improper activities to the Director of the Computer Services.
The academic program demonstrates that is treated as a multidisciplinary subject with elements of incorporated into various disciplines.
Information assurance/cyber security (IA/CS) is taught as modules in existing non-IA/CS courses SO THAT nontechnical/non-IA/CS students are being introduced to IA/CS.
- ALHT 105 Medical Ethics and Law
- Introduces students, in allied health fields, to potential legal and ethical issues which may be experienced in the healthcare environment. Students will discuss the legal system as it applies to the patient, healthcare provider, and medical institution; and review medical ethical and bioethical issues.
- ALHT 109 Health Care Systems and Safety
- Health care delivery systems, cultural diversity, health care careers, employment skills, patient and personal safety issues, emergency preparedness, infection control; OSHA, HIPAA, and current standards for BLS for health care providers.
- BADM 213 Human Resource Management
- Principles and techniques of human resource management with emphasis on planning, developing, selecting, compensating, evaluating, and supervising employees.
- BADM 215 Business Law
- Principles of law relating to legal aspects of business transactions with particular emphasis on contracts. Includes subjects such as bailment, commercial paper, insurance, agency, employment, regulation, property, and consumer protection.
- BADM 216 Small Business Entrepreneurship
- Is designed to provide students with the competencies necessary to prepare them for successful business ownership. This course includes the study of entrepreneurial characteristics, business ethics, basics of financing, marketing fundamentals, product considerations, location and layout concerns, pricing decisions, promotion strategies, and management concepts.
- BADM 217 Organizational Behavior
- A study of individual, small group, organization behavior, and applied treatment of human relations in a business setting; problems of motivation, employee morale, leadership, and communications in goal-oriented activity.
- HCM 205 Risk and Insurance
- A study of pure risk and risk bearing, including insurance and non-insurance methods of handling risks; introduction to life, disability, property, marine, and liability insurance.
- HCM 290 Intern in Healthcare Management
- This course examines healthcare law and the legal system, and the interplay between law and ethics. The course will examine federal mandates and other aspects of patient confidentiality. Students will probe legal issues pertaining to healthcare topics such as modes and institutions for providing medical care, liability of selected providers and review of applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
- TEAC 201 Teach and Learn in Diverse Set I
- This course, the first of a two course sequence, introduces candidates to the field of teaching by focusing on professional responsibilities of educators and the development of elementary school children. Three primary topics will be addressed within the course: Professional Issues for Education Careers, Child Development, and Technology for Teaching and Learning. The course will involve a combination of lecture, group learning, reflection, and site-based experiences within schools.
- TEED 201 Introduction to Digital Electronics & PLC
- An introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) covering installation, programming, and maintaining PLC systems and digital topics include logic gates, truth cables, counters, number systems, and memory systems.
- TEED 208 Intermediate PLC & Lab
- An intermediate course in programmable logic controllers (PLCs) covering programming and maintaining PLC systems, analog sensors, remote input/output, and industrial communications networks. Lab activities are based on Allen-Bradley 5000 systems to provide practical experience with PLCs.
- TEED 260 Mechatronics
- This course covers the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-1200 and the appropriate programming software. Using computer simulation, students will learn the role PLCs play within a mechatronic system or subsystem. They will also learn basic elements of PLC functions by writing small programs and testing these programs on an actual system. Students will learn to identify malfunctioning PLCs, as well as to apply troubleshooting strategies to identify and localize problems caused by PLC hardware.
- ENGR 100 Engineering Fundamentals I
- A foundation course which outlines the basic principles of engineering, emphasizes problem solving, computer applications.
- ENGR 101 Engineering Fundamentals II
- A sequel course to ENGR 100 covering electrochemical systems, engineering design, basic fabrication techniques, troubleshooting, sensors, actuators, Arduino programming, SolidWorks, and Matlab.
Cyber-related PROGRAMS REQUIRE NON-TECHNICAL COURSES OF STUDY; E.G. ETHICS, POLICY, AND BUSINESS.
All Networking/Cyber Security A.A.S. degree students at Bossier Parish are required to take several non-technical courses to encourage a well-rounded breath of knowledge:
- 6 credit hours in Communications, Literature (Composition & Rhetoric 1, Composition & Rhetoric 2, Speech).
- 3 credit hours in College Algebra
- 3 Physical Science (General Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry, Elemental Physics, Elemental Chemistry, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Physical Geology, General Physics, Foundations in Science)
- 3 credit hours in Humanities (Western Civilization, American History, Louisiana History, Humanities, Elementary Spanish, Intermediate Spanish, New Testament Survey, Elementary French, Intermediate French)
- 3 credit hours in Behavioral/Social (Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Physiology, Physical geography, Cultural Geography, Physical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Economic Principles, National Government in the United States)