Prepare for a career in computer network and internet security by learning to develop information security strategies, perform risk analyses, install security software, monitor network traffic, and develop an emergency response plan. You will have hands-on coursework in securing MS Windows, Unix/Linux, Cisco, networks, servers and clients, and the enterprise network.
Employment opportunities are growing due to the increased need for secure computer systems.
This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Contact an MATC advisor for information.
Additional program details: This program will prepare you to obtain an entry-level information technology position with possibilities for advancement. You will also be ready to take industry certification exams including Security+, MCSA, MCP, Network+, I-Net+, and CISSP Associate.
Written Communication(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
Managing Windows Desktop (Client) Operating System
Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)
Network Security (Security+)
Math With Business Applications ‡(or) Any 200-level MATH course
Technical Reporting(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
MS Server Administration 1
Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2)
Information Security Risk Management
(Three credits needed)
MS Server Administration 2
Unix/Linux Administration and Security
Securing Wireless Devices and Networks
Psychology of Human Relations(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
Security Measures and Intrusion Detection
Information Security Internship 2 ‡(or) ITSEC-194 Security Project Implementation
Contemporary American Society(or) Any 200-level SOCSCI or HIST course
‡ Prerequisite required.Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Identify security strategies
Implement secure infrastructures
Conduct security testing
Analyze security data
Develop security documentation
Employment opportunities for information security specialists are expected to grow dramatically due to tremendous industry and business concerns about this type of security.
Desktop Security Support Specialist
Junior IT Auditor
Junior IT Compliance Officer
Junior Network Engineer/Analyst/Specialist
Junior Security Engineer/Analyst/Specialist
Must attend the Aesthetician Program Orientation to register for courses.
One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra
Microsoft Windows or Macintosh operating system skills