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Information Technology Security—Associate in Science

Information Technology Programs

Information technology professionals protect computers and networks from security breaches and system threats including hackers, viruses, spyware, dialers, worms, Trojan horses and other Internet and software risks.

A solid understanding of business and management principles along with a strong educational background and experience in a variety of technical fields is needed for a career in IT security.

Purpose

To prepare students for employment as information technology security professionals, or to provide supplemental training for individuals previously or currently employed as computer specialists in network security, e-commerce website support and networking. This program prepares students to work in Internet, intranet, extranet and enterprise environments; installing, configuring, designing and managing secure data and e-commerce resources. Program completers will receive training that will prepare them to take the Network+ and Security+ certification examinations. These exams are not offered on campus.

Industry Certification Prep

Throughout program coursework students will be taught the necessary skills to pass the following industry standard certification exams:

  • Certiport IC3
  • Cisco CCENT
  • Comp TIA A+
  • Comp TIA Security+
  • Comp TIA Network+

Length

This program can be completed in approximately two years if students attend classes on a full-time basis.

Location

This degree program can be completed on West Campus in New Port Richey.

Format

All courses for this degree are offered in a traditional classroom setting. More than 50 percent of the courses from this program are also offered online.