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Information Technology – Security Technician (ITSTO)

Award: Certificate of achievement

Program location: Fort Omaha Campus, Sarpy Center, Online

This certificate of achievement emphasizes the issues and emerging information and management concepts related to computer security. Students are provided with a strong technical foundation to understand, analyze, identify, plan, and apply the knowledge and skills learned to defend a network.

Graduation Requirements

General education

18.0–18.5

Major requirements

13.5

Option requirements

22.5

Total credit hours required

54.0–54.5

General education requirements

See General education requirements for Information Technology Technician

Major requirements for Information Technology Technician

See Major requirements for Information Technology Technician

Option requirements for Information Technology – Security Technician (22.5 credit hrs.)

Courses

INFO 2362Building Secure EnvironmentsONLINE

4.5

INFO 2805Network and Information Security BasicsONLINE

4.5

INFO 2806Network Attacks, Intrusions, and Penetration TestingONLINE

4.5

INFO 2808Boundary ProtectionONLINE

4.5

INFO 2809Information Systems, Forensics, and Legal TopicsONLINE

4.5

Curriculum Plan

Below is a suggested guide for students planning careers as security technicians after one year of full-time study.

First Year

First quarter

INFO 1001Information Systems and LiteracyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1110Windows Operating Systems IONLINEHYBRID

4.5

ENGL level I

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Second quarter

INFO 1002Introduction to Information TechnologyONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 1311Web Page CreationONLINEHYBRID

4.5

INFO 2805Network and Information Security BasicsONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Third quarter

MATH Elective

4.5-5.0

INFO 2362Building Secure EnvironmentsONLINE

4.5

INFO 2806Network Attacks, Intrusions, and Penetration TestingONLINE

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5-14.0

Fourth quarter

INFO 2808Boundary ProtectionONLINE

4.5

INFO 2809Information Systems, Forensics, and Legal TopicsONLINE

4.5

Humanities/social science elective

4.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

The certificate option is an area of interest within a program. Although students may complete single or multiple options within this program, only the major certificate is awarded.