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    Mar 22, 2018  
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog 
2017-18 Gaston College Catalog

Information Technology - Network and Security, A.A.S. (A25590NS)

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The Networking & Security track prepares individuals for employment supporting network infrastructure environments. The curriculum provides individuals with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls.

Course work includes design, installation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure technologies, network operating systems, information policy, and industry best practices to protect data communications.

Graduates may find employment in entry-level jobs as local area network managers, network operators, network analysts, network technicians and security administrators. Graduates may also be qualified to take certification examinations for various network and security industry certifications.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of terminology in relation to networking and security.
  2. Identify legal, ethical, social, and security issues related to networking and security.
  3. Install, manage, and maintain workstation and server operating system software.
  4. Create plans for intrusion detection solutions and identify best practices for the defense of systems.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes the Information Technology-Network and Security Associate in Applied Science Degree for accreditation.


Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 15


Total Program Hours: 76


Major course credit earned over five (5) years ago will not apply toward an associate degree in Information Technology.

Students may complete up to three (3) hours credit from WBL courses.  Please contact the work-based learning office for more information.

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