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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

CyberSecurity & Network Administration, AAS

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The CyberSecurity and Network Administration major provides the skills and training necessary to install and maintain networks using Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems. Students will also receive training in security penetration testing as well as securing networks using intrusion prevention systems and firewalls. The program provides the student with training in a current programming language. Material in the major aligns with and helps to prepare students for industry standard certifications from organizations such as Comp TIA and Microsoft.

Career Outlook

Career opportunities are numerous for individuals in this field. All organizations, large and small, use computers as an integral part of how they do business. Graduates may find employment in entry level positions such as Technical Support, Help Desk Technician, IT Consultant, Network Administrator or Security Specialist.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply structured programming concepts.
  2. Install and troubleshoot current personal computer hardware and current operating system software.
  3. Demonstrate software skills.
  4. Install and troubleshoot network operating systems and protocols.
  5. Implement procedures designed to counteract current computer and network security risks.

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 16

Total Program Credit Hours 61

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Social/Behavioral Science Electives.

+ Students must attain a 2.00 grade point average in these technical courses to graduate.

Mathematics Electives:

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