Computer and IT Security
High-profile data breaches and information security compromises have continued to fill the headlines in the past years. Highly visible and constant threats have created job opportunities and made this career highly rewarding. Careers in Computer and IT Security offer lucrative salaries and a challenging, fast-paced and ever-changing environment. This certificate program will prepare you for a career in IT security and a pathway to the Associates Degree in Computer and Information Technologies.
Estimated Length of Program: 1 year
Credential Awarded: Certificate of Completion in Computer and IT Security
Successful completion of the certificate prepares a student for employment as a computer systems resource in virtually any organization large enough to have an IT department. Some students may prefer managing operating systems, networking configurations or administering a network. This certificate though was designed so that students can implement, configure and administer computer security countermeasures. Courses for the certificate include topics such as access, control systems, network security concepts (media, LAN topologies and access methods, protocols, standards, threats and controls), cryptography, operations security and security management.
Unlike other traditional education models, this certificate exposes students to IT course work with a focus on hands-on learning. Upon completion, students will have a pathway into not only a new career but also an associate degree in Computer and IT Security. All completed certificate credits can be transferred to the degree. If students have earned college credits at other institutions, it may be possible to transfer them to STCC and complete a degree in just one or two more semesters.
All entering CIT majors taking one or more CIT courses will be required to have their own laptop that satisfies certain minimum specifications. Click here for a list of laptop specifications.
Upon the successful completion of the requirements for this program, a Certificate of Completion in Computer and IT Security from STCC will be awarded.
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