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Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science

IT Security (Network Data Security) (2170)

IT security specialists are the crime-stoppers of technology. The never-ending threat and theft caused by hackers, viruses and worms makes IT security one of the highest priorities in business and government world-wide.

A degree in Network Data Security offers maximum opportunities in network database and e-commerce defense. The lab-based, hands-on program uses industry-current software and hardware at practical applications level. Training covers design, installation, management and troubleshooting security measures in data networks. Coursework includes firewalls, intrusion, detections systems, virtual private networks, hacking exploits, security design and securing applications. You’ll learn to detect security breaches, respond to cyber attacks and gather evidence needed to prosecute cyber crime. You will graduate ready for a career in high demand.

Florida Community College partners with manufacturers and employers to develop a workforce certified by Oracle, Microsoft and Cisco. Programs are designed to match industry demands and provide intensive hands-on experience — like the 60-hour internship — to ensure you are ready for the job.

Career Opportunities, Rapid Placement
FCCJ is the regional resource for employers in every type of technology. Our partnerships with Cisco Systems, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems provide career connections. An FCCJ intranet site posts jobs targeting our students. Graduates are regularly employed by CSX, JEA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the City of Jacksonville, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic and other regional employers including the government and military.

Annual Salaries
Around $62,000.

Securing network data, communications and Internet transactions is now one of the highest priorities in business and industry worldwide. Designed for IT professionals and others who want to gain an understanding of data and Internet security issues, technologies and administrative practices, our Network Data Security degree program leads to a wealth of career opportunities in network and e-commerce security.

In this lab-based, hands-on program, you will utilize the latest security software and hardware. The program is taught at the practical applications level for those who will design, install, manage and troubleshoot security measures in data networks.

This is a limited access degree program. The student must have CET 2759, CCNA certification or consent of the instructor to enroll. Students enrolling in this course should have a basic knowledge of network systems as gathered from work experience, college work or self-learning, and an interest in exploring an exploding and dynamic field.

Estimated tuition is $4,183 (for Florida residents, as of 7/06). Contact program manager about additional costs (textbooks, fees and materials).

IT Security (Network Data Security) (2170)

General Education Courses
  *Mathematics 3
  *Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3
  *Communications Category B 3
  *Humanities 3
  Credit Hours 15

Professional Courses
CET 2626 Building Scalable Networks 3
CET 1520 Unix Fundamentals 3
CET 2752 Network Administration 3
CET 2687 Security+ 3
CET 2481 Designing and Building Wireless
CET 2660 Managing Network Security 3
CET 2665 Advanced Firewall Administration 3
CET 2662 Techniques of Computer Hacking
and Incident Handling
CET 2521 Unix Administration I 3
CET 2681 Intrusion Detection Systems and
CET 2627 Building Multilayer Switched Networks 3
CET 2796 Securing Windows 3
CET 1943 Internship 3
  Credit Hours 39

Professional Electives
OST 1581 Professional Development 3
CET 2628 Building Remote Access Networks 3
CET 2629 Internet Troubleshooting Support 3
LIS 1002 Information Literacy 1
CET 1630 Fiber, Voice and Data Cabling 3
CET 2636 Home Integration 3
CET 2880 Data Forensics 3
CET 2623 Deploying Quality of Service 3
CET 2522 Unix Administration II 3
CET 2682 Voice over IP (VoIP) 3
CET 2675 IP Telephony 3
CET 1175 Technical Support 3
  Credit Hours 9

Total Credit Hours: 63

*Refer to A.S. degree General Education Requirements.

You have two options in this program: the associate in science (A.S.) degree, which can prepare you for employment or transfer to a state university, and the associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree, which is intended primarily for students who want immediate employment after graduation. If you choose the A.S. degree you must take MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or a higher level mathematics. The A.A.S. degree requires MAT 1033 or higher. Please see an advisor to determine the option that is best for you.


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