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Cybersecurity Associate Degree

Program Code: 101512

Cybersecurity careers are at the forefront of information technology. IT security professionals are needed to prevent hackers from stealing vital data and to protect computer operations. Cybersecurity technologists are responsible for network security infrastructure, security application software, and security monitoring. Typical career opportunities in this field range from firewall administrators to intrusion detection administrators to security technology consultants. Responsibilities can include firewall administration, network security configuration and support, and security monitoring – all focused on developing and maintaining a secure network. Graduates of this associate degree are also prepared to pursue mainstream vendor certifications with additional study.

Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

611504, Networking Pathway Certificate

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Firewall Administrator
  • IDS/IPS Administrator
  • Systems Security Analyst
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to transcripts@nwtc.edu
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

Suggested Skills for Success

  • Select from among these two and three credit courses:
  • 10-152-173, IT: Program: Part 1 (C#)
  • 10-152-163, IT: Program: Visual Basic
  • 10-150-178, IT: Network: Cisco 3
  • 10-150-187, IT: Network: Microsoft Server 2
  • 10-150-158, IT: Network: Linux 2
  • 10-150-184, IT: Network: Virtualization 2
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Cybersecurity Associate Degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
16
Second Semester
Semester Total
17
Third Semester
Semester Total
17
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
15
Total Credits
65

Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101, is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirements.

Program Outcomes

  • Install network hardware including interface cards and cabling
  • Create effective user environments using Microsoft and UNIX/LINUX operating systems
  • Install and configure network and desktop operating system software
  • Install and configure application software
  • Exercise structured problem solving techniques
  • Develop technical documentation for network configuration and security
  • Communicate technical information effectively
  • Maintain computer hardware and peripherals
  • Implement and configure wide area network (WAN) services
  • Detect, analyze, and defend against network and system penetration
  • Maintain data, confidentiality, and integrity through data and communication encryption
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Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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