Associate - Network Security

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Are you seeking an education that could help you develop fundamental technical skills in network technologies and computer security? If this is your academic goal, then you might consider ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security program. Find out more about this associate's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security program is designed to help you develop an understanding of networking systems, information technology, and security concepts through instruction and classroom lab exercises. You could take this program entirely online or at select ECPI University campuses. In area of concentration courses, you will have the opportunity to study network communications systems, networking routers, Windows Client and Windows Server management, operating systems architecture, and network administration. Core courses are designed to address programming logic, operating systems hardware and software, Web page design, application software, and management principles.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Before applying to ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security program, you should have already earned your high school diploma or GED. Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills and knowledge of basic computer systems and functions are important.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Once enrolled in ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security program, you will be required complete 76 credits. This credit total reflects 21 credits in core coursework, 22 credits in arts and sciences courses, three credits in self integration courses, and 15 credits in the concentration area. You must also complete 15 credits in electives.

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
BUS 102 Fundamentals of Customer Service
BUS 122 Principles of Business and Management
CIS 106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CIS 121 Logic and Design
CIS 150 Networking I
CIS 282 Web Interface Design
IST 120 Computer Applications

Arts and Sciences Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
COM 110 Principles of Speech
ENG 110 English Composition
ENG 120 Advanced Composition
HUM 205 Culture and Diversity
MTH 131 College Algebra
PHY 120 Physics
PHY 120L Physics Lab
PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology

Self-Integration Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
COR 090 Career Orientation Seminar
FOR 110 Essentials for Success

Network Security Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
CIS 151 Networking II
CIS 202 Introduction to Routing and Switching
CIS 212 Network Security Concepts
CIS 245 Windows Client and Server
CIS 206 UNIX Administration
Various ElectivesYou must complete 15 credits of elective courses

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

You could begin pursuing pursue employment opportunities in corporate IT departments after completing the Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security program. Your responsibilities could include maintaining firewalls, implementing security software programs, or overseeing systems back up processes. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Network Technician
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Support Specialist

Advanced Degrees

After earning ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security, you could be prepared to enter a bachelor's degree program. A four-year degree might be necessary if you intend to explore supervisory or management positions in the field. Examples of degrees you could seek include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Network Security
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology