Certificate in Computer and Network Security

Successful completion of this certificate prepares students as information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011 and CNSSI No. 4016 Entry Level Risk Analysis or provides current Information Systems professionals with an Information Systems security certification to meet the needs of current and future employer requirements. Upon completion of the program students will be prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ test.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Explain how information technologies gather, store, process and communicate information.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cyber security implementation issues and policies from multiple perspectives including from an organizational, managerial, technician and an end user experience.
  • Articulate the risks and threats to an organization’s data.
  • Demonstrate methods of addressing and safeguarding critical electronic assets.
  • Demonstrate how network security relates to other areas of information technology.
  • Demonstrate professional readiness in the areas of privacy, intellectual property rights, ethics and codes of conduct.

Class Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: (19credits)

ISCS 114        IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (online) 4 credits

ISCS 116        Introduction to Linux (online) 3 credits

ISCS 171        Computer and Security Fundamentals (online) 3 credits

ISCS 175        Disaster Recovery (online) 3 credits

ISCS 271       Firewalls (online) 3 credits

ISCS 273       Computer and Network Defense and Countermeasures (online) 3 credits


NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.