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Computer and Network Security

Associate of Arts
Four Semesters


Would you like to be considered one of the cream of the crop of computer and network specialists? Are you ready for an exciting, well paid, fast-paced, challenging and ever-changing career environment? If so, a career in Computer and Network Security could be right for you.

As you have certainly heard in the news countless times, today’s large and small companies, including corporations and the government, are continually being compromised by hackers and foreign entities. These miscreants are looking to damage companies by stealing their ideas, exposing personal identity and credit card data and selling this information to the black market. Because of this, the demand for professionals in the computer and networking security field is accelerating at an incredible pace.

This program will give you the fundamental knowledge that you need to begin your career protecting companies and fighting malicious hackers as a highly sought-after computer security specialist. You will learn the essentials of networking; desktop and network operating systems; and wireless and mobile implementations. In addition to gaining a good understanding of these concepts, you will learn the first principles of securing networks, desktops, network servers, wireless devices and mobile devices, including how to prevent and fight viruses, malware, and hacker intrusions. You will also acquire skills in penetration testing to help find holes in network and computer defenses.

In addition to learning about computer and network security, you will receive a well-rounded education in the humanities, language and communications, science, and mathematics. This will enable you to continue your education in the growing computer and networking security field.

FIRST YEAR
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Fall Semester


16


Course #
Title Credits
CSG110-A
Introduction to Computers   
3
MAT110-A
Math for Liberal Arts
3
ECN130-A Principles of Microeconomics
3
ENG105-A Composition I
3
NET601-A
LAN & WAN Network Fundamentals
3
SDV108-A
The College Experience 1

Spring Semester


18


ENG106-A Composition II
3
PSY111-A Introduction to Psychology 3
ECN120-A Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MAT156-A Statistics
3
NET602-E Desktop Operating Systems
3
NET603-E
Wireless & Mobile Implementation
3

SECOND YEAR
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Fall Semester


16


BIO154-A Human Biology
3
BIO155-A Human Biology Lab 1
LIT101-A Introduction to Literature 3
HIS110-A Western Civ.:Ancient to Early Modern
3
NET605-E Network Server Administration & Security
3
NET606-E Security Analysis & Network Threat Testing
3

Spring Semester


15


PHI105-A Introduction to Ethics     
3
NET608-E Penetration Testing Methodologies 3
REL101-A Survey of World Religions 3
SPC112-A
Public Speaking
3
HIS111-A
Western Civ.: Early Modern to Present
3
 

Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance