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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Security Technology

(Jefferson Davis Campus)

Network Security Technology is a two-year program that offers practical training in the areas of confidentiality, integrity and availability in information security. The program entails installation, design, management, operation, planning, and troubleshooting of a secure information- technology infrastructure. The knowledge will aid in providing a reliable, scalable, consistent, responsive, and secure enterprise network.

With that training, you can deter and prevent cybercrime that plagues corporations and government agencies; identity and data theft; hacking and invasion of privacy. With network security training, you can handle web and network security exploits, intrusion prevention, network-traffic analysis, cryptography, and encryption. The training merges advanced skills in mathematics, networking, and programming – all talents that are in heavy demand by industries who fear cyber-attacks on their most treasured assets: their data and network systems.

As a Network Security major, you learn to guard vital information systems vigilantly as you fight cybercrime.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college advisor for advisement.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Attainment Assessment where applicable. See your advisor for further details.

Total Credits: 31

Network Security Technology Diploma

Total Credits: 15/16

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Total Credits: 15/16


Articulated credit may be awarded for approved courses. Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means ” section of this catalog regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*IST 1433  , IST 1254  , IST 2634  , or IST 1273 .