Associate of Applied Science in Information Network Security Specialist

The Information Network Security Specialist program provides students with the skills needed to manage an organization's network security needs. The program prepares individuals to function as entry level network security specialist, and includes instruction on keeping network assets secure, conducting forensic analyses, encryption techniques, and organizational security management. All courses are offered in 4-week and 8-week formats, with an average class size is 35 students.

Future employment in the computer systems design and technical consulting services is expected to rise 34% to 83% by 2018. (Information is taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science in Information Network Security must earn 60 credit hours by taking the classes such as:

Freshman Year
First Semester
CIS 105: Computer Concepts
CIT 101: Network Essentials
ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric I
MATH 102: College Algebra
PHSC 105: Elemental Physics
Humanities elective

Second Semester

CIT 115: Network Defense
CIT 120: Network Routing and Switching
CIT 170: Microsoft Windows Servers
CIT 172: Linux Server
CWD 130: Web Design I

Sophomore Year

First Semester
CIT 220: Managing Firewalls
CWD 170: Database Interactions
CWD 210: GCI/Perl Programming
CWD 280: Information Assurance
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech

Second Semester

CIT 225: Network Security Design
CIT 240: Virtual Private Networks
CIT 280: Computer Forensics
CIT 293: Network Security Internship
Behavior/Social Science Elective
Total credit hours: 63

CALL SCHOOL: Bossier Parish Community College
Bossier Parish Community College is a two-year community college with approximately 6,500 students enrolled each semester.  Academic programs of study include associate degrees, certificate/technical diplomas, and technical competency areas.  In addition, BPCC provides courses that transfer to four-year degree granting institutions.

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Diane Moore, BPCC Student