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Information Technology - Cyber Security

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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology - Cyber Security focuses on the most critical and quickly changing area of the industry. This program provides students with the ability to not only administer networks but also to secure those networks and conduct penetration tests to ensure they are not vulnerable to attacks.  Graduates will have an understanding of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, databases, programming, and defensive and offensive security.  Students will cover aspects of the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), CompTIA Linux+, Net+, Security+ and A+, Wireshark Certified Network Analyst, and the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.  

Our A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce in any number of entry-level positions. Graduates will feel confident knowing that their skills will be in demand in a variety of diverse workplaces.

Career Opportunities

Cyber Security Analyst
Information Systems Security Officer
Network Security Specialist
Penetration Tester

Key Classes

Local Area Networks
Visual Basic Programming
Windows Enterprise Desktop Operating Systems
Database Management
LINUX Operating System
Windows Server Management
Wireless Networking
Network Administration Project
Network Security
Ethical Hacking

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