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AS in Network Security

Network Security professionals are dedicated to protecting data and ensuring privacy. It's an important career and one that requires specialized education. ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security program is designed to help students build an understanding of systems security concepts and processes. Learn more about this associate's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security

School Offering Program:

ECPI University

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students must have their high school diploma or GED prior to enrolling in ECPI University's Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security program. It is also helpful to have a basic understanding of fundamental computer functions and to possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Program Description:

Students have the opportunity to learn how to install, support, and maintain network systems. Some courses combine classroom instruction with hands-on lab projects. Topics addressed in concentration courses include:

  • Network connectivity issues
  • Router configuration and switching processes
  • Security implementation methods
  • Windows Client and Server systems
  • Network administration
  • UNIX system architecture

Core and other required courses are intended to provide study in programming, Web development, operating systems, basic networking technology, management principles, physics, and algebra.

Learning Format:

Online or On-Campus (please contact ECPI University for program availability at a location near you)

Total Credits Required:

76 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans. Consult with ECPI University for more information about financial assistance.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for an Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact ECPI University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Arts and Sciences Courses (22 credits)

  • COM 110: Principles of Speech
  • ENG 110: College Composition
  • ENG 120: Advanced Composition
  • HUM 205: Culture and Diversity
  • MTH 131: College Algebra
  • PHY 120: Physics
  • PHY 120L: Physics Lab
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology

Self Integration Courses (3 credits)

  • COR 090: Career Orientation Seminar
  • FOR 110: Essentials for Success

Core Curriculum Courses (21 credits)

  • BUS 102: Fundamentals of Customer Service
  • BUS 122: Principles of Business and Management
  • CIS 106: Introduction to Operating Systems
  • CIS 121: Logic and Design
  • CIS 150: Networking I
  • CIS 282: Web Interface Design
  • IST 120: Computer Applications

Network Security Courses (15 credits)

  • CIS 151: Networking II
  • CIS 202: Introduction to Routing and Switching
  • CIS 212: Network Security Concepts
  • CIS 245: Windows Client and Server
  • CIS 206: UNIX Administration

Electives (15 credits)

  • Various Electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates could begin applying the technical skills they were able to develop to entry-level careers in the field. They could seek work as junior technicians or specialists in the IT departments of large or small corporations, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations.

Positions graduates could be interested in include but are not limited to:

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Security Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Support Technician