Network & Cyber Security Technology

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Network & Cyber Security Technology is a two-year program that offers training in cyber security, network administration, and client/server systems. Students will be instructed in the areas of confidentiality, integrity, and availability in information security.

Students will learn to install, design, manage, operate, plan, maintain and troubleshoot hardware in a secure information technology infrastructure. An Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon successful completion of the Network & 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 NG Reading Section and a 230 or above on the ACCUPLACER NG 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
IST 1811 IST Seminar I 1
  Semester Hours 16
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 1821 IST Seminar II 1
IST 2253 Advanced Network Admin Using Windows Server 3
IST 2623 Linux/Unix Security 3
  Semester Hours 16
SECOND YEAR  |  FIRST SEMESTER
Course Number Course Description Hours
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
MAT 1313 College Algebra 3
IST  2223 Network Implementation 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking  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

 

  • Data Communication Specialist
  • IT Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Web & Programming Concepts
  • Network Components
  • Network Security
  • Script Programming Language
  • Network Administration
  • $31,000 starting, $55,000 after five years (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

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

For more information For more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor
dnettle1@meridiancc.edu
601.553.3404