Network Security AAS

Reliable and secure technology is one of the most important assets in today’s modern workforce. Organizations of all kinds work with sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, health and education records, or credit card information that needs to be actively protected against ever-evolving cyber threats. These factors are just some of the many elements contributing to the growing need for employers to hire dependable, skilled IT professionals.

MCC’s Network Security program prepares students to pursue a variety of IT networking positions. You’ll review networking protocols, and security concepts, and develop key skills in service setup and maintenance, workstations, hardware, and ethics. The program also incorporates preparatory work for professional certification tests from CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft.

Stackable MCC certificates in this program include: Help Desk Specialist Certificate > IT Support Specialist Certificate > Computer Network Support Specialist Certificate > Information Security Analyst Certificate building up to the Network Security AAS

Contact (815) 455-8732 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $10,902

Credit Hours to Complete: 60

Weeks to Complete: 64

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Sample Semester 1 16 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: CDM-120#3 hrs,NET-125#3 hrs,NET-110#3 hrs,ENG-151#3 hrs,SPE-151#3 hrs,MCC-101#1 hr

Sample Semester 2 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: NET-145#3 hrs,NET-151#3 hrs,NET-152#3 hrs,Select a General Education course#3 hrs,Select a Math or Physical or Life Sciences Course#3 hrs

Sample Semester 3 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: NET-170#3 hrs,NET-171#3 hrs,NET-183#3 hrs,NET-185#3 hrs,PSY-151 | SOC-151#3 hrs

Sample Semester 4 15 Credit Hours

    COURSE LIST Course Ids: NET-172#3 hrs,NET-173#3 hrs,NET-251#3 hrs,NET-252#3 hrs,NET-270#3 hrs

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What you need to know about getting your Network Security AAS (CIP 11.0901)

Total Network Security AAS Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $7,290 $19,749 $27,763.8 $27,763.8
Additional Costs $3,612 $3,612 $3,612 $3,612
Program Total $10,902 $23,361 $31,375.8 $31,375.8

What makes MCC's Network Security AAS program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

One unique aspect of the Network Security AAS program is that it incorporates preparatory work for professional certification tests from Comp TIA and Microsoft.

How will MCC's Network Security AAS program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

MCC’s program allows you to build on your skills by stacking the Help Desk Specialist Certificate, IT Support Specialist Certificate, Computer Network Support Specialist Certificate, and Information Security Analyst Certificate, earning credits that count toward your AAS degree.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.