Network Security Technology

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Network Security Technology is a two-year program that offers training in cyber security, network administration, and client/server systems.  An Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the Network and Cyber Security curriculum.  A 30 hour certificate may be earned by completing all IST courses.

Progression:  To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each IST and MAT course to progress in the program.

Candidates for graduation must also obtain a Network+ Certification.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 17 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 245 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Reading Section and a 230 or above on the Algebra Section;
  • Earn a “B” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124) and a “B” or above in Beginning Algebra (MAT 0123);
  • Complete 15 semester hours of program general education coursework with a “C” average or above at an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement.  

    Students in the Computer Network Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (15 or more semester credit hours).

    The courses should be taken in sequence. The program coordinator must approve any change.

 
FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST   1124 IT Foundations 4
IST   1133 Fundamentals of Data Communications 3
IST   1244 Network Administration Using Windows Server 4
IST   1414 Client-Side Programming 4
  Semester Hours 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST 1143 Principles of Information Security 3
IST 1163 Concepts of Database Design  3
IST 1223 Network Components 3
IST 2253 Advanced Network Admin Using Windows Server 3
IST 2623 Linux/Unix Security 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
MAT 1113 College Algebra 3/4
IST  2223 Network Implementation 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking I 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
  Social/Behavioral Science  Elective 3
IST   2324 Script Programming 4
IST 1634 Wireless Security and Privacy 4
IST 1254 Network Security and Countermeasures 4
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 60

FIRST YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST   1124 IT Foundations 4
IST   1133 Fundamentals of Data Communications 3
IST   1244 Network Administration Using Windows Server 4
IST   1414 Client Side Programming 4
  Semester Hours 15
SECOND SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
IST 1143 Principles of Information Security 3
IST 1163 Concepts of Database Design  3
IST 1223 Network Components 3
IST 1112 Fundamentals of Information Technology 2
IST 2253 Advanced Network Admin Using Windows Server 3
IST 2623 Linux/Unix Security 3
  Semester Hours 15
Total Semester Hours 30

 

  • Fundamentals of Data Communications
  • System Maintenance
  • Network Security
  • Network Implementation
  • Web & Programming Concepts
  • Network Components
  • Network Security
  • Script Programming Language
  • Network Administration
  • $31,000 Salary range 
  • $55,000 Salary range after five years

For more informationFor more information:
 Curtis Beckman, coordinator
 cbeckman@meridiancc.edu
 601.484.8811

For more information For more information:
 Valerie Creel, advisor
 vcreel@meridiancc.edu
 601.481.1351