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Developmental courses — A student may be required to enroll in developmental courses in reading, writing and math. A student's scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in developmental courses. The purpose of developmental courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.

Course # Course Title Credits
CPTR1100 Fund Computer Concepts 1
CPTR1108 CISCO 1 3
CPTR1118 CISCO 2 3
CPTR2200 CISCO 3 3
CPTR2208 CISCO 4 3
CPTR2224 Linux I 3
CPTR2234 Linux II 3
CPTR2272 Network Operating Systems 3
CPTR2282 E-mail Administration 3
CSEC1102 Careers in Information Systems 1
CSEC1110 Fundamentals of IT Security 3
CSEC2202 Introduction to Wireless Networking 3
CSEC2204 Managing Directory Services 3
CSEC2210 Security Breaches and Countermeasures 3
CSEC2212 Web Security 3
CSEC2218 Disaster Recovery 2
CSEC2222 Network Security Design 3
CSEC2228 Network Defense 3
INTD1111 Hands-On Programming 3
MNTC Courses
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking
Goal: 1 *
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
PSYC1200 General Psychology
Goal: 5, 9 *

MNTC Electives ...


Total Credits: 60

* To complete an AAS degree, courses must be taken from at least 3 of the 10 MNTC Goal Areas.


About this program

This program will prepare students to enter the high-demand field of information technology networking and security. With the increase of viruses, spyware/adware and hacking incidents, companies need professionals skilled in protecting data and equipment from internal and external security threats. Students gain hands-on experience in local area network and wide area network technologies utilizing current hardware and software. Emphasis is on identifying and implementing appropriate security policies and procedures that meet the unique and dynamic needs of information systems in businesses of various types and sizes. Students will use system virtualization products supporting green technology. Because new information security threats continually stimulate demand for workers in this specialized field, job growth is expected to climb at a faster-than-average rate. The computer networking and security skills students acquire in this program help graduates obtain a rewarding career in this highly challenging field.

Program outcomes

1. Design and maintain secure computer networks.
2. Recognize security breaches and implement countermeasures.
3. Develop a disaster recovery plan.
4. Demonstrate professional communication skills in relation to computer networking.
5. Demonstrate ethical skills in relation to computer security.
6. Evaluate current practices and recommend security measures.
7. Demonstrate need for policy in implementation of security.

Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.