Hands-On Cyber Education
Continuing this Fall, Computer Science and Cyber Engineering students at Louisiana Tech will be "Living with Cyber." Modeled after our highly successful "Living with the Lab" engineering courses, the freshman computer science curriculum will be using a hands-on computing platform (stay tuned for details) to provide students hand-on projects in learning the intricacies of planning, designing, programming, deploying, using, and evaluating software in an immersive learning environment. Using these devices, students will create software applications, while developing the critical thinking and problem solving skills needed to form the foundation of their academic degree and prepare them for the numerous career opportunities in these fields.
The following three courses taught at Louisiana Tech will be the parts of Living with Cyber initiative:
- CSC 130 - The Science of Computing I
An introduction to computing, introductory programming using an objects-first approach, problem analysis and solution, basic algorithm development. This is the first Living with Cyber course.
- CSC 131 - The Science of Computing II
Analysis, design, and implementation of programs; intermediate algorithm development; more coverage of programming language features. This is the second Living with Cyber course.
- CSC 132 - The Science of Computing III
Introduction to computer graphics and graphical user interfaces; algorithm development; more coverage of programming language features; recursion. This is the third Living with Cyber course.
Scope and Opportunities
Software Developer and Computer Systems Analyst are #1 and #2 Best jobs.
— US News & Report 2014
800+ new IT professional positions in infranstructure, application development, cyber security, and cloud computing in Bossier City, LA.
— CSC Corporation announcement on February 18, 2014.
In the past five years, demand for cyber security jobs has grown 3.5X faster than computer jobs and 12X faster than any other job in the labor market.
— Burning Glass Technologies, Labor market firm
To participate in our Living with Cyber program, you will need a unique hardware platform. The information regarding devices and accessories, with their minimum required configuration, is available here.