Network Security Associate
This certificate provides students with entry-level skills for a profession in network security. Managing networks security includes preserving information confidentiality, availability, and integrity. Network security professionals are tasked with performing network risk assessment, implementing safeguards that protect data and system integrity, implementing and maintaining system authentication systems and perimeter protection systems. This program prepares graduates to become employed as network security technicians, network firewall technicians, VPN administrators and remote security communication support specialists. This certificate prepares students to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exams.
- Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
- Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
- Complete the placement exam.
- Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.
information and communication technology Course Completion Requirement
For credit toward degree requirements, all ICT courses must have been completed during the five school years preceding conference of the degree or must have the approval of the Associate Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.
*NOTE: Network Security Associate Certificate conferred upon successful completion of the required 41 hours contained in the first, second, and third semesters of this program. A.A.S. Degree conferred upon successful completion of all 70 required hours.
Department of Career, Technical & Health Education
2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
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For Graduation Requirements:
See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.
|Fall Semester||Semester Hours|
|BOC.107||Tech Skills for Business Environment||3|
|ICT.110||Computer Software Applications||3|
|ICT.125||Foundations of Information Technology||3|
|ICT.170||Hardware Installation & Maintenance||3|
|ICT.180||Windows Networking & Operating System||3|
|ICT.160||Introduction to Internetworking||3|
|ICT.182||Implementing Ms Network Infrastructure||3|
|ICT.184||Managing Ms Windows Network Servers||3|
|ICT.255||Security + Fundamentals||3|
|ICT.260||Introduction to Internetwork Operating S||3|
|CRM.172||Introduction to Security||3|
|Total Semester Hours||41|
*Note that completion of this certificate will also grant you the Computer Support Associate & Computer Technician certificates.