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Bachelor of Information Technology and Security

Information Technology and Security

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You will do labs, you will get real-life situations rather than just sitting at a desk in the classroom.
Morris Fulcher Campus Associate Dean, Computer Information Systems

This program prepares you for career opportunities in Information Technology and Security as a network administrator, systems analyst, or manager of an information technology team. Whether you choose to work in health care, business, information systems, technical, or engineering, you are an integral part of the information technology team.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn and develop the skills to manage an information technology team as well as handle the technical aspects of the network infrastructure.
  • Learn the fundamentals of operating systems, hardware, wireless, and networks.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge in Internet security research and design, network and information systems security, VPN/firewall architecture and management.
  • Study server configuration and maintenance.
  • Learn Linux/Unix and Windows programming and applications.

Due to the complexity of this program, students are strongly encouraged to seek the assistance of an advisor during each registration period.

Career Facts

  • The average annual wage for Network Security Technicians is $38,000.
  • Employment for Network Security Technicians is expected to increase by 27 percent by 2016, which is much faster than average.
  • Troubleshooting and providing assistance are important parts of the job, and require strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Most people in this field work 40 hours a week, but some work 50 hours or more. Technicians may also be required to be “on call” outside of normal business hours to resolve problems.
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