EMCC Catalog 2023-2024 
    Apr 20, 2024  
EMCC Catalog 2023-2024

Network Security Technology A.A.S

Location(s): Golden Triangle Campus (Mayhew)

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The Network Security Technology program involves securing networks and computers. This process involves evalu-ating protocols, operating systems, hardware components, networking devices, and software tools to make a secure infrastructure. Students have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment with a wide variety of classes that will benefit them after completing their degree. The program is also privileged to be a Cisco® Networking Academy Program and a CompTIA® Academy.

Students can begin this program at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters. Completion of the two-year program leads to an Associates of Applied Science degree. As part of this degree program, students will also be required to take the A+ and Security+ certifications.

This program requires a Silver or higher Certificate on the ACT Workkeys exam. Please see the program advisor or Navigator for additional information regarding testing times and locations for Workkeys.

Network Security is an ever-evolving field of study. Information Technology changes rapidly and requires students to be life-long learners with the ability to incorporate ever-changing technologies into their skill set. IT is one field of study which has not suffered any economic downturns. The need for well-trained IT personnel is present in every industry from healthcare to manufacturing.

18 Semester Hours

15 Semester Hours

Sophomore Year - First Semester

  • Technical Elective 3 Semester Hours
  • Security Elective 4 Semester Hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 Semester Hours
  • Math Elective (College Algebra or Technical Mathematics) 3 Semester Hours

16 Semester Hours

Sophomore Year - Second Semester

18 Semester Hours

Work-based learning is available as an additional elective based on opportunity and requirements.

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