program overview

information technology - network security

student in green shirt looking down at piece of computer equipment

* this program is financial aid eligible.
the information technology (it) curriculum prepares graduates for employment in the technology sector as designers, testers, support technicians, system administrators, developers, or programmers who use computer software and\or hardware to design, process, implement and manage information systems in specialties such as database services, security, business intelligence, healthcare informatics and others depending on the technical path selected within this curriculum.

course work includes development of a student's ability to create, store, communicate, exchange and use information to solve technical issues related to information support and services, interactive media, network systems, programming and software development, information security and other emerging technologies based on the selected area of study.

graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies which rely on computer systems to design and manage information. the program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams.
  • install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (lan), wide area network (wan), and internet systems
  • analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems
  • plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information

find information about credit by exam and academic credit for professional credentials.

view the open lab schedule.

spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


main campus

credit hours


program stats

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average salary

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average class size


estimated completion time

18-19 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
cti-110 web, programming, and database, foundation 3
cti-120 network and security foundation 3
cti-140 virtualization concepts 3
cts-115 information systems business concepts 3
cts-120 hardware/software support 3
cts-220 advanced hardware/software support 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
mat-143 quantitative literacy 3
net-125 introduction to networks 3
net-126 routing basics 3
net-225 Routing & Switching I 3
net-226 routing and switching ii 3
nos-120 linux/unix single user 3
nos-230 windows administration i 3
sec-110 security concepts 3
sec-160 security administration i 3
sec-175 perimeter defense 3
sec-210 intrusion detection 3
wbl-110 world of work 1
wbl-111 work-based learning i 1
headshot of Brianna Trout

“i really love how hands-on this program is. learning on physical equipment gives you an idea of what it will be like on the job. in the network security program i am constantly working with diverse teams using real equipment and i feel like that is great preparation for real-life work in the industry. i have met a lot of great friends and mentors in this program too.”

—brianna trout