Program of Study
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. Course work also includes designing security architectures, data integrity through encryption, designing Virtual Private Networks, SSL, SSH, and IPSec, threat mitigation, firewall configuration, authentication, authorization, intrusion detection and applying the appropriate defense against intrusions utilizing software and hardware.
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. Employment opportunities may include Security Manager, Security Analyst, Information Security Officer, IT Specialist, IT Manager, IT Officer, Network Specialist, IT analyst, and Security Technician.
Recommended Courses and Skills
Computer experience (networking experience preferred) and experience dealing with the public, especially in stressful situations.
Helpful Personal Attributes
Good people skills, initiative and problem-solving skills, self-starter, enjoys challenges.
|IT-Systems Security||Associate in Applied Science||Evening and Online||A25590SS|
|IT-Systems Security||Certificate||Evening and Online||C25590SS|
|IT-Systems Security Cyber Defense||Certificate||Day, Evening, and Online||C25590CD|
If you would like additional information about the IT-Systems Security Program, contact Deanne Cranford-Wesley, Department Chair, at 336.734.7305 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Hedgecock, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7581 or email@example.com.