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Information Technology Security―Associate in Science

Information technology (IT) 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

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as information technology security professionals or to provide supplemental training for individuals previously or currently employed in occupations such as computer specialist, network security specialist, e-commerce Web site support specialist, networking specialist and network technician. The program prepares students to work in Internet, intranet, extranet and enterprise environments; installing, configuring, designing and managing secure data and e-commerce resources.

The Associate in Science degree in Information Technology Security includes a certificate in e-business.

Industry Certification Prep

Throughout program coursework students will be taught the necessary skills to prepare for 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 the West Campus in New Port Richey.