Class Descriptions

MCO-110: Introduction to Mission Critical Operations

This course introduces the fundamental aspects of mission critical operations and describes the skills that technicians perform on the job and the environments in which they work. Topics include terminology, challenges in maintaining mission critical operations, mission critical operations technology, mission critical information technology, technology management and the mission critical mindset. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between mission critical and non-mission critical scenarios, describe mission critical applications in both operations technology and information technology, demonstrate an awareness of the threats to mission critical operations, and define key mission critical operations terminology.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

MCO-115: Mission Critical Operations Infrastructure

This course provides a survey of critical infrastructure and its impact on mission critical operations. Topics include an introduction to concepts, theory, terminology, and best practices regarding critical infrastructure assets essential for the economy and the functioning of society. Upon completion, students should be able to name critical infrastructure sectors, explain relationships between infrastructure sectors, discuss the roles government and private entities play in maintaining critical infrastructure, and their impact on daily life.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

MCO-210: Critical Site Operations

This course introduces critical site operations and the multidisciplinary concepts and infrastructure involved in maintaining performance, security, and safety in a high uptime environment. Topics include safety, security, cybersecurity, operating procedures, operating processes, site-wide monitoring, utilities infrastructure, and regulatory agency compliance. Upon completion, students should be able to identify infrastructure systems, discuss infrastructure performance, demonstrate an understanding of infrastructure system interoperability, apply safety and security principles, and generate a cybersecurity framework for critical sites.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MCO-260: Mission Critical Operations Facility Infrastructures

This course covers the infrastructure systems requirements of mission critical operation (MCO) facilities. Topics include chillers, cooling system design and efficiency, raised access floors, plumbing, fire suppression, and security systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the operation, testing, maintenance, and troubleshooting of MCO infrastructure systems.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MCO-115; Take previously. Required.<br
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

MCO-265: Critical Facility Management

This course covers management practices and operational requirements that are unique to mission critical facilities. Topics include critical infrastructure assessment and maintenance, network management, budget and finance, documentation and compliance, and personnel management. Upon completion, students should be able to participate as a member of a critical facility management team.

Course Prerequisites:
Take MCO-110; Take previously. Required.<br
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0
 

MCO-266: Industrial Control System Cyber Security

This course covers the cyber security concerns that are unique to industrial control system (ICS) networks. Topics include ICS architecture, ICS vulnerabilities, ICS defense, incident management, and mitigation solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate cyber security skills related to the protection of critical infrastructure control system networks.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0