ISY 291 Information Security Internship

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Stanton, Wilmington
Effective Date:
ISY 250, ISY 251


Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
1.00 lecture hours/week
6.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course is a supervised work experience that prepares students with the workforce skills necessary in the information security field. Emphasis is placed on skill application and professional workplace behavior in various locations.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:


Schedule Type:
Classroom Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Prepare for effectiveness in the workplace.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and employ essential skills for proficiency in the workplace.

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Prepare for effective transition into the internship workplace.
    1. Complete an interview for an internship position.
    2. Write a goal statement that includes at least three specific objectives to be achieved during the internship.
    3. Plan for appropriate workplace dress and behaviors.
  2. Demonstrate professionalism and employ essential skills for proficiency in the internship workplace.
    1. Display appropriate workplace dress and behaviors.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate work habits in the areas of neatness, efficiency, organization, meeting deadlines, and punctuality.
    3. Demonstrate effective technical skills in the areas of professional standards, technical knowledge, use of equipment, technical language, and quality of work performed.
    4. Use effective oral and written communication skills throughout the work experience.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Identify and remediate vulnerabilities
  2. Design, plan, and install network systems
  3. Install and configure operating systems
  4. Demonstrate the ability to write and debug scripts
  5. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical responsibility
  6. Communicate effectively to diverse groups of stakeholders
  7. Perform change management analysis and documentation
  8. Perform evidence collection and forensics analysis
  9. Create, modify, and/or implement security policies.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.