Infrastructure Security Management, Advanced Certificate
Curriculum

Major Requirements

Choose six of the following courses Credits:
ENGY 620 Facilities Operation and Maintenance 3
This course covers management of building operations, development of maintenance programs, administration of capital projects, and planning of facility improvements. Evaluation of facilities for compliance with regulations, reduction of operating costs, and forecasting of maintenance requirements.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENGY 625 Facilities Management Seminar 3
Discussion of issues and problems commonly encountered in facilities management, including cost estimation, vendor selection, code compliance, space planning and risk reduction. Case studies are utilized to illustrate methods for improving the safety, appearance, efficiency and productivity of facilities.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENGY 630 Facility Security and Contingency Planning 3
In this course we examine the technical and legal requirements for emergency planning at power plants and various other energy facilities. Security concerns are identified, and effective response strategies are presented. Among the topics covered are access control, hazard classifications, evacuation plans, and backup power equipment.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENGY 635 Security Systems and Technology 3
In this course, students will be introduced to the integrated security systems which protect modern facilities. Students will examine how wireless and hardwired equipment for fire protection, crime prevention, and environmental monitoring can be centrally controlled. Intrusion countermeasures, such as barriers, detectors, and smart cards, are evaluated. The legal implications of surveillance and biometric authentication systems, including finger print, iris and retinal scanners, are discussed.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENGY 710 Power Plant Systems 3
Mechanical and electrical systems for conventional fuel power plants are analyzed. Operating strategies are developed for generation and distribution systems; reliability; power pools; reserve capability; generation of steam; generation planning; dispatching algorithms; turbines; and environmental controls.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENGY 795 Smart Grid Systems 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: ENGY 670

Applications of information technology to the power grid are presented. The characteristics of the traditional grid are compared to the evolving "Smart Grid." Plans for automating grid functions are developed, based on analysis of existing grid structure. Communication capabilities are integrated with utility processes, to create power systems which anticipate and respond quickly to outages and overloads. Students will formulate strategies for increasing infrastructure resilience, enhancing information security, monitoring grid performance, and optimizing demand response.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENVT 650 Hazardous Waste Operations 3
A 40-hour OSHA training course designed for individuals who are engaged in hazardous substance removal or are exposed to potentially hazardous substances and health hazards. The instructor will offer hands on practice in the use of monitoring equipment, cleaning/use/storage of SCBA and personal protective equipment, cleanup methods and practice in decontamination.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENVT 720 Environmental Audits and Monitoring 3
The course will cover environmental compliance audits, reviews, and monitoring techniques for surface and subsurface site inspections including petrochemical contamination and underground storage tanks.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENVT 730 Geographical Information Systems 3
Geographical information system (GIS) is a computer mapping and analysis technology that utilizes a powerful information database for analysis of spatial data. It is currently used for environmental monitoring and analysis, resource and facilities management, and planning of utility and transportation networks.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENVT 750 Environmental Risk Assessment 3
The assessment of risk and understanding of natural and technological hazards harmful to the environment. This case study course will focus on hazards involving energy, oil, transportation, manufacturing, chemicals, nuclear power, and biotechnology.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
ENVT 775 Water Infrastructure Security 3
Please view all course descriptions: http://www.nyit.edu/courses
    Total: 18 Credits