Information Technology Security Classes and Schools

Professionals in information technology security implement systems that protect an organization's data. Find out about certificate and degree programs that can prepare you for a career in this field, and see what courses are required. Schools offering Computer Forensics degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What You Need to Know

Information technology security programs are offered at the certificate level, as well as the bachelor's and associate's degree levels. Options include a 2-year Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science in information technology security. You can also find Bachelor of Science degree programs in information technology with a concentration in information technology security.

Classes Basics of developing, designing and implementing voice, video and data systems, network administration, troubleshooting, networking security, digital evidence recovery, basic Web programming, computer network security protocols, intrusion detection
Program levels Undergraduate certificates, associate's and bachelor's degrees
Certification Exams in information technology vendor certification

What Schools Offer Information Technology Security Classes?

You shouldn't have any difficulty in finding information technology security classes. They're offered in a variety of formats at many learning institutions. Community colleges and four-year schools offer courses in ungraduate degrees and certificate programs. Here's a brief list to get you started in your search for a school that suits your learning needs:

  • Western Governors University (IN)
  • American InterContinental University (Schaumburg, IL)
  • Misericordia University (Dallas, PA)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Cambridge/Coon Rapids, MN)
  • Alamo Colleges District (San Antonio, TX)
  • Spokane Falls Community College (WA)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (Springfield)

What Prerequisite Courses Will I Need to Take?

Undergraduate certificate and degree programs often provide you with introductory courses in the types of computer technology you'll need to succeed in an information technology security program. Though not required, high school courses in algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus and computer literacy along with English, speech and writing will help prepare you for a post-secondary program.

Which Classes Will I Take in a Certificate Program?

In a certificate program, you'll take classes that teach you the basics of developing, designing and implementing secure voice, video and data systems. Certificate programs can generally be completed in one year or less. Your classes might include a laboratory or practical class. A certificate program may prepare you to take information technology vendor certification examinations. Depending on the focus of the program, some of the other courses you'll take might include:

  • Network administration
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Network security ethics
  • Laboratory forensic analysis
  • Legal issues
  • Technical issues in evidence obtainment
  • Operating systems fundamentals

Which Classes Will I Take in a Degree Program?

Like a certificate program, an associate's degree program prepares you to design, run, upgrade, repair and maintain the information technology networks used in a variety of businesses and industries. You might take courses in these areas:

  • Network routing
  • Network switching
  • Ethical hacking
  • Database interactions
  • Firewall management
  • Computer forensics

What About Bachelor's Degree Courses?

A bachelor's degree program will prepare you for managerial work in information technology security, especially if you enter the program with some work experience in information technology. Common coursework includes:

  • Information security policy
  • Cryptography
  • Disaster recovery
  • Incident response
  • Systems administration

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

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