Program: Computer Security and Networking

Overview

Computer Security & Networking

The Computer Security and Networking curriculum skillfully train students by providing strategically designed courses to meet their academic, transferable, and career needs. 

Career Opportunities

This Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement is a two-year program leading to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of computer-related fields. Students wishing a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should meet with a counselor to discuss transferability of courses.

Associate in Science (AS), Computer Security & Networking 

The degree is designed to provide students with a professional, current, and strategically designed set of classes to secure entry-level employment in IT, networking, wireless, and security administration or to benefit them in the transfer to a related four-year degree program. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Install, configure, manage and troubleshoot a small office or home office network (wired or wireless). 
  • Secure wired and wireless networks. 
  • Install, configure and manage client and server operating systems. 
  • Harden servers against intrusion. 

Certificate of Achievement, Computer Security & Networking 

This Certificate of Achievement provides learners with the necessary skills for entering the Computer Networking and Security field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot a small office/home office network (wired or wireless).
  • Secure wired and wireless networks.
  • Install, configure, and manage client and server operating systems.
  • Harden servers against intrusion.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Microsoft Windows Networking Technician 

Students will learn the skills to connect computers, devices, and people.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Set up and construct a secure peer-to-peer and client server network.
  • Install, configure, and backup mobile devices.
  • Understand operating system configurations.
  • Understand server roles.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Cyber Security 

Students will learn the skills to investigate cyber-attacks or stop them before they even begin.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Set up and construct a secure peer-to-peer and client server network
  • Secure mobile devices and wireless networks.
  • Examine general security concepts and communication security.
  • Use forensic tools to extract digital evidence.
  • Harden networks against reconnaissance and penetration.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer Hardware Technician 

Students learn the in-demand skills for running wired and wireless networks and prepare for a career in IT.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze common software and hardware problems on personal computers.
  • Distinguish and explain the introductory core computer and IT concepts and technology that are used personally, in society, in government, and business.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Computer
Network Technician

Students learn the in-demand skills for running wired and wireless networks and prepare for a career in IT.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Distinguish the differences between local area networks and wide area networks from a hardware and protocol point of view.
  • Compare and contrast various wired and wireless networking technologies.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Unix Network Administrator

Students learn the skills to get an entry-level job configuring, administering and securing a UNIX/Linux network.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Install, configure, and secure a Linux server.
  • Install, configure and secure a Linux network and services.
  • Describe and document a Linux network in relation to the OSI model.