Cyber Security for the Energy Industry


  2. A. Course Title: Cyber Security for the Energy Industry
    B. Course Number: ENGT 213 - 10690
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Villarreal, Roman
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: Virtual Monday: 7:00:00 PM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Wednesday: 6:00:00 PM-8:00:00 PM (MST);
    Virtual Friday: 4:00:00 PM-5:30:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    3 Credit Hours This course introduces students to protecting their computers and technology devices from cyber-attacks. Topics include analysis of cyber security, personal security, Internet security, mobile security, and risks to Internet and computer privacy.


    This course will meet the requirements of the Energy Technology Degree at New Mexico Junior College; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course credit to another institution.



    Reading materials will be provided in class.


    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    This course is graded on a point system with the final grade based on a percentage of the total points of all exams/quizzes, hands-on labs, discussions, and assignments.

    Late assignment policy: Points will be deducted for unexcused late assignments the first two times. If late submissions are reoccurring, late assignments will not be accepted. For unavoidable, emergency, situations, please contact the instructor at least 24-hours before the due date to make appropriate accommodations.
    Make up work will not be provided. It is the sole responsibility of the student to ensure all assignments are submitted on time, and to make accommodations with the instructor when needed.
    No curves or extra credit opportunities will be available.

    Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a zero for the assignment.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    1. Accurately solve problems using foundational mathematics, physical sciences, and energy technology concepts.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental safety in regards to energy industry processes and procedures.
    3. Conduct, analyze, and/or interpret real world scenarios and case studies or laboratory experiments.
    4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills using specific energy technology terminology.
    5. Demonstrate knowledge of energy systems and operations.


    1. Differentiate among behavioral, technical, and personal security. (DSLO3)
    2. Apply security controls in order to prevent threats to computer systems, organizations, and individuals. (DSLO 3)
    3. Evaluate risks of sharing/losing personally identifiable information (PII). (DSLO 3)
    4. Describe the drivers and requirements for cyber security in Federal and Commercial industries (DSLO 4)
    5. Evaluate safety consequences of cyber security breaches (DSLO 2)
    6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate cyber security concepts (DSLO 4)


    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Offering the work of another as oneís own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    This outline is tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

    Week 1 - Module 0 and 1 - Introduction and Current Understanding of Cyber Security

    Week 2 - Module 2 - What is Cyber Security?

    Week 3 - Module 3 - Why do we need Cyber Security?

    Week 4 - Module 4 - Behavioral and Technical Vulnerabilities

    Week 5 - Module 5 - Virus/Malware/Ransomware

    Week 6 - Module 6 - Social Engineering and Privacy

    Week 7 - Module 7 - Safety Implications of Breaches

    Week 8 - Module 8 - Review and Final (Requires Respondus LockDown Browser and Webcam)