School and Ranking Information
Schools in St. Louis, Missouri, do not offer network security degrees specifically, but there is one school within the city that offers networking programs that include network security coursework. Based on the program options and student facilities, the following school is considered a top school for computer network security in St. Louis:
- Winner: St. Louis Community College is a 2-year public school that is one of the largest community colleges in the country. It offers a Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology with a specialization in network administration and an Associate of Applied Science in Network Engineering.
School Info Chart
|Category||St. Louis Community College|
|Location||St. Louis, Missouri|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$2,940 (in-district); $4,320 (in-state); $5,970 (out-of-state)*|
|Computer Network Technology Degrees Offered||Certificate, Associate|
|Computer Network Technology Credentials Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||6*|
|Most Popular Computer Networking Program Level in 2012-2013||Certificate (5 awarded)*|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||10%*|
|Noteworthy||Center for Emerging and Advanced Information Technology gives students hands-on training**|
Source: *NCES College Navigator, **St. Louis Community College
St. Louis Community College
- Information system programs emphasize critical thinking skills and development of communication
- Students learn how to design and develop information technology infrastructures
- Program prepares students for entry-level employment technical interviews
- Networking student can participate in internship which provide real-world experience.
Established in 1963, St. Louis Community College offers a variety of information systems programs. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In the fall of 2013, this community college had a student population of about 24,000.
The Certificate of Proficiency in Information Technology for Network Administration includes training in Unix and Linux operating systems, programming language and local area networks. Lab courses are an integral part of the program, where students learn how to design and implement a network and security system. The Associate in Applied Science in Network Engineering teaches students how to implement, design and troubleshoot enterprise networks. It includes security, infrastructure and server courses which help students prepare them for industry recognized certifications. Principles of wide area and local networks help students support desktop hosts, infrastructure cabling and connection devices.