Computer and Network Security General Info
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.
- Associate of Arts
- Four Semesters
Requirements for this program
|CSG110-A||Introduction to Computers||3|
|MAT110-A||Math for Liberal Arts||3|
|ECN130-A||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|NET601-A||LAN & WAN Network Fundamentals||3|
|SDV108-A||The College Experience||1|
|PSY111-A||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|ECN120-A||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|NET602-E||Desktop Operating Systems||3|
|NET603-E||Wireless & Mobile Implementation||3|
|BIO155-A||Human Biology Lab||1|
|LIT101-A||Introduction to Literature||3|
|HIS110-A||Wester Civ.:Ancient to Early Modern||3|
|NET605-E||Network Server Administration & Security||3|
|NET606-E||Security Analysis & Network Threat Testing||3|
|PHI105-A||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|NET608-E||Penetration Testing Methodologies||3|
|REL101-A||Survey of World Religions||3|
|HIS111-A||Western Civ.: Early Modern to Present||3|
Frequently Asked Questions
Job opportunities are endless. Current needs far outweigh qualified applicants in all areas. You could work as a production welder or pipe welder in countless industries. You could also work in construction welding for structural bridge and building contractors or in a welding repair shop. In the past several years, placement has been 100% for those graduates seeking employment in welding areas.
Typical starting salary begins at around $13–$20 an hour in the local area. Students who are willing to take on extra training in a unique field such as underwater welding will be able to make $35,000–$54,000 in their first year.
Approximately one hour a day will consist of lecture and the rest will all be hands-on work in the welding lab.
NCC has top of the line technology including robotic welders that are more advanced than many of the welders that are currently seen in the local industry.also places their students in a variety of hands-on situations in order to learn by doing.
Student Story Dillon Richter
"I have always liked computers and video games. I love how we learn something by actually doing it—it’s very hands-on. All of my instructors have been easily approachable if I have questions."
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