3024 | Network Security – CCC

In as little as one year, you can earn a College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Network Security at South Florida State College.

Network security is emerging as a high-demand specialized field of computer networking. In a wired world, with sensitive information transmitted over internal networks and the intenet, network security specialists maintain the hardware and software, and implement policies and procedures, that monitor and protect networks from unauthorized access, vulnerabilities, and attacks.

SFSC’s Network Security program gives you the computer literacy, training, and knowledge required to operate, troubleshoot, and repair PC hardware and software, with a strong emphasis on cybersecurity and networking. Graduates earn 30 hours of college credit and are awarded the Katana Forensics Lantern Certified Operation credential, which validates their ability to conduct logical extractions of iOS and Android devices. Students receive extensive hands-on experience with automated tools to parse and report artifacts. They receive the tools and training they need to pursue the CompTIA Security+ industry certification. CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.

Course Map

Prefix Number
Course Title
Credit Hours
CGS 1061C
Fundamentals of Computers
3
CET 1660C
Computer Network Security
3
CET 2930C
Selected Topics in Computer Networking
3
OST 1581
Professional Development in the Workplace
3
CET 1600C
Cisco Networking Fundamentals
3
CGS 1135C
Introduction to Computer Forensics
3
CIS 2358C
Operating System Security
3
CIS 2352C
Ethical Hacking I
3
CIS 2359C
Ethical Hacking II
3
CTS1940
Network Security Internship
3
 
Total Credits
30

The college credits earned in this program may be applied to SFSC’s Associate in Science (AS) degree in Network Systems Technology.

For complete requirements of this program, including any prerequisite courses, consult an adviser or Brian Bohlman.

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Program Recognitions

The Network Security program is endorsed by FBI Infragard, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies, and is listed as an approved provider of network security training in the NICCS Education and Training Catalog. South Florida State College is recognized as a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner.

Infraguard WebsiteNICCS WebsiteUS Department of Homeland Security WebsiteCompTIA_Academy

XCEL-IT Advantages for Network Security Students

SFSC’s Network Security program is part of XCEL-IT, a grant-funded program that provides additional benefits to students who enroll in certain technology programs. As a student in an XCEL-IT program, you may be eligible for financial assistance, and you’ll be invited to attend customized advising workshops and classes, take part in workforce training programs, go on professional field trips, and receive career counseling. You’ll get assistance with internships, job searching, and preparing for employment. Contact SFSC’s XCEL-IT staff for more information.