School and Ranking Information
The institutions found within 10 miles of Sacramento that offer programs related to computer security include mostly 2-year public schools and a sole 4-year for-profit school. The following school is considered one of the top ones in the area, according to its school type and program offerings:
- Winner: Sacramento City College is a 2-year public institution that offers a certificate and an associate's degree in information systems security. Of the local schools, SCC awarded the most degrees and certificates in this field in 2012-2013.
School Info Chart
|Category||Sacramento City College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$1,104 (in-state), $7,200 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer and Information Systems Security Programs Offered||Certificate, Associate's|
|Computer and Information Systems Security Degrees and Certificates Awarded in 2013||24*|
|Most Popular Computer and Information Systems Security Program Level in 2013||Associate's (17 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||25%*|
|Noteworthy||Students attending Sacramento City College can get involved with the Web Professionals Club**|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Sacramento City College website
Sacramento City College
- Students studying information security have access to an array of either free or discounted software
- Sacramento City College has a computer lab dedicated to students in business and computer information science programs
- The department for computer information science offers courses on campus as well as online
Sacramento City College offers students certificates and associate's degrees. This institution has roughly 300 full-time faculty members and nearly as many staff members. In addition to the school being accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools, there are multiple programs that hold individual accreditation.
The Computer Information Science Department offers an Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement in Information Systems Security. The associate's degree program requires courses on operating systems and network security, and students may choose from course offerings that include local area networks and ethical hacking. Students pursuing the 22-credit certificate program may take courses on computer forensics and Cisco networking.