Information Assurance and Security A.A.S. Degree

General

Program Description

The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network while being able to prepare and conduct investigations based on intrusions or access by other than authorized individuals, systems, viruses, malware and spyware. This professional demonstrates the skills required to protect a network, improve and maintain network security and conduct investigations if a threat or intrusion has been identified.

This program provides the student with an opportunity to pursue the certifications listed below:

  • CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CCNA Security Certification
  • COMPTIA Security+
  • COMPTIA A+ Hardware Certification
  • COMPTIA Network+
  • Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 7
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
  • Linux+
  • Security Certified Network Professional (SCO-471)

Career Opportunities

Students have the option of obtaining employment using their computer skills or transferring to a four-year institution and receiving a baccalaureate degree. Some job opportunities are listed below:

  • Manage an entire network in a small-to medium-size business
  • Work in IT department with networking responsibilities
  • Manage an entire IT department for a small business
  • Develop your own consulting business
  • Computer Support and Security Specialist
  • LAN or WAN Administrator
  • Network Technician
Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less