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.

SFSC’s Network Security Program is an approved provider of network security training by the Department of Homeland Security, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers, and is listed in the NICCS Education and Training Catalog.

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Program Guide:

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

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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XCEL-IT Advantages for Networking Security Students

SFSC’s Networking 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.