2017-18 Catalog

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.

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Computer Information Systems 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 Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.

*NOTE: Computer Technician Certificate conferred upon successful completion of the required 30 hours contained in the first and second semesters plus summer session of this program. A.A.S. Degree conferred upon successful completion of all 62 required hours.

Department of Career, Technical & Health Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309.341.5363

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterSemester 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
Spring Semester
BOC.120 Customer Service 2
ICT.135 Mobile Technologies 3
ICT.160 Introduction to Internetworking 3
ICT.182 Implementing Ms Network Infrastructure 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
ICT.165 LINUX 1 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 Hours41

*Note that completion of this certificate will also grant you the Computer Support Associate & Computer Technician certificates.

Higgins, Diana D
associate dean of career technical health education

Herath, Suvineetha
Instructor, ICT