Network Security A.A.S.

What Is Computer Networking?

Computer networking is an engineering discipline that aims to study and analyze communication among various computing devices or computer systems that are linked, or networked together to exchange information and share resources.

Occupation Overview

Computer network professionals help manage the flow of information between two or more linked computers. They install and test computer and communications media, hardware and software and assist network administrators in the operations of computer hardware, software and communication devices that link computers and remote terminals.

They install, test and debug new network software and hardware. They write documentation and instructions for proper use of the network and help users who need guidance or run into problems.

They help network managers in the evaluation of new applications for use on the network and help install and test software that protects the security of information stored in a network system. They evaluate and install software to guard against computer viruses.

Occupational Outlook

Employment of computer network architects is projected to grow 15 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for computer network professionals will increase as firms continue to expand wireless and mobile networks.

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Computer Networking Careers

SCC graduates are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: network engineer, network administrator, systems engineer, technical engineer, data security analyst, systems security administrator, network security engineer, desktop support analyst, systems administrator, help desk assistant, PC technician and IT consultant.

Salary Outlook

2015 salary projections: Data security analysts $106,250-$149,000; systems security administrators $100,000-$140,250; network security administrators $99,250-$138,500; network security engineers $105,000-$141,500; and information systems security manager $122,250-$171,250

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems and Bureau of Labor Statistics

Salary information: Robert Half Technology 2015 Salary Guide

Degree Name: Network Security A.A.S.
Degree or Program: Computer Science
Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Description:
Computer networking programs at St. Charles Community College provide hands-on, skills-based training in state-of-the-art classroom labs. The Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft Academy, EC-Council Authorized Training Center, VMware IT Academy and A+ programs prepare you for the corporate workplace and industry certifications. Learn how to configure, manage, troubleshoot and secure network workstations, servers, routers, switches and networks.
General Education Requirements: 25
  COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4  
Communication ENG 101
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
SPE 101
English Composition I
English Composition II or
Technical Writing or
Business Writing
Oral Communication
3
3


3
Social Sciences Pick one:
HIS 101
HIS 102
HIS 115
HIS 270
POL 101
POL 102


US History to 1877
US History Since 1877
US History Since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government

3
Natural Science Any BIO or CHM or PHY   3
Humanities CPT 105 Computer Ethics 3
Elective BTC(BAS)CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 45
  CPC 107 A+ (Computer Repair & Maintenance) 5  
  CPC 170 CCNA1 5
  CPC 171 CCNA2 5
  CPC 172 CCNA3 5
  CPC 173 CCNA4 5
  CPC 245 CCNA Security 5
  CPC 180 Introduction to UNIX/Linux 3
  CPC 260 UNIX/Linux Administration 3
  CPC 160 Security Fundamentals 3
  CPC 161 Computer Forensics 3
  CPC 162 Ethical Hacking 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 70

Courses by Semester

FIRST SEMESTER 17
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HIS 101 or
HIS 102 or
HIS 115 or
HIS 270 or
POL 101 or
POL 102
US History to 1877
US History Since 1877
US History Since 1945
History of Missouri
American Government
State & Local Government
3
CPC 107 A+ (Computer Repair & Maintenance) 5
CPC 160 Security Fundamentals 3
CPC 180 Introduction to UNIX/Linux 3
SECOND SEMESTER 17
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
ENG 102 or
ENG 115 or
ENG 125
English Composition II
Technical Writing
Business Writing
3
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra 4
CPC 170 CCNA1 5
CPC 171 CCNA2 5
THIRD SEMESTER 19
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
SPE 101 Oral Communication 3
Any BIO, CHM, PHY   3
CPC 172 CCNA3 5
CPC 173 CCNA4 5
CPC 161 Ethical Hacking 3
FOURTH SEMESTER 17
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CH  
CPT 105 Computer Ethics 3
CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CPC 245 CCNA Security 5
CPC 260 UNIX/Linux Administration 3
CPC 162 Ethical Hacking 3