The Network Security program is available online.3024 | Network Security – CCC

In as little as one year, you can learn the fundamentals of network security and earn a College Credit Certificate in Network Security with 30 college credits. These credits can be applied to the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Network Systems Technology (Security Concentration). The Network Security program is available completely online.

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

SFSC’s Network Security program gives you the computer literacy, training, and knowledge required to operate, troubleshoot, and repair PC hardware and software while placing a strong emphasis on cybersecurity and networking. Graduates earn 30 hours of college credit and receive the tools and training they need to pursue the CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+ industry certifications. Some of these certifications may be required to successfully complete a particular course, while others are optional.  Visit CompTIA for information.

Program Recognition

The Network Security program has earned distinguished endorsements from FBI Infragard, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. South Florida State College is recognized as a CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner and a CISCO Networking Academy.


SFSC is a proud member of the Infraguard Orlando chapter. The Network Security program is endorsed by NICCS, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies. The Network Security program is endorsed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.SFSC is an authorized CompTIA Academy.SFSC is a CISCO Networking Academy.

 Course Map

Prefix Number
Course Title
Credit Hours
CGS 1061C
Fundamentals of Computers
CET 1660C*
Computer Network Security
CET 2792
Microsoft Windows Server
CET 2662C*
Security Testing and Auditing
CET 1600C
Networking Fundamentals
CGS 1135C*
Introduction to Computer Forensics
CIS 2358C*
Operating System Security
CIS 2352C*
Ethical Hacking I
CIS 2359C*
Ethical Hacking II
CTS 1156*
Desktop Support
Total Credits

*Check the course description for prerequisites.

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.