Minnesota State Community and Technical College
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Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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This program is offered at the following locations:

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Detroit Lakes


Computer Network Security

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 67
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

This program will prepare students to enter the high-demand field of information technology networking and security. With the increase of viruses, spyware/adware and hacking incidents, companies need professionals skilled in protecting data and equipment from internal and external security threats. Students gain hands-on experience in LAN and WAN technologies utilizing current hardware and software. Emphasis is placed on identifying and implementing appropriate security policies and procedures that meet the unique and dynamic needs of information systems in businesses of various types and sizes. Because new information security threats continually stimulate demand for workers in this specialized field, job growth is expected to climb at a rate faster than average as compared to other occupations. The computer networking and security skills students acquire in this program help graduates obtain a rewarding career in this highly challenging field.

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