IT LAN & Security Specialist

The degree program is designed to provide a comprehensive program to develop a skilled workforce in the emerging field of information technology security.  Managing information security programs consists of preserving information, confidentiality and protection, risk management, data and system integrity, availability, authenticity, and utility.  The program is based on information security concepts, principles, methods, techniques, practices, and procedures that guide today's IT security professionals.  This program prepares graduates to become employed as IT security specialists, firewall and VPN specialists, and data assurance specialists.  The degree program is designed with an IT Security core curriculum combined with a set of fundamental IT courses.  In addition, the program requires the completion of a traditional group of general education courses.

Admission to the Program:  Open


First-Time Enrollees

  • Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  • Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Complete the placement exam.
  • Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.


Computer Information Systems Course Completion Requirement

For credit toward degree requirements, all ICT courses must have been completed during the five school years preceding conference of the degree or must have the approval of the Dean of Career, Technical, and Health Education Programs or Program Coordinator.

*NOTE: This program consists of one degree and four certificates.