The Cyber Security and Network Systems program will be offered at Hocking College’s main campus.
Securing data systems is a major ongoing challenge in today's world, and our Cyber Security and Network Systems degree program can prepare you to enter this exciting and challenging field.
There is a growing need for more hands-on experienced professionals.
Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It is an analyst’s job to fix cyber attack issues to prevent hackers from stealing data or creating havoc within networks. Information security analysts’ responsibilities continue to expand as the number of cyber attacks increase, leading to an increase in the number of professionals needed in the field today.
Some of the leading industries for cyber security professionals are finance and insurance, information, computer systems and management. Our program prepares students for the numerous career opportunities in such industries demanding cyber security analysts.
Students in the program will be exposed to reality-based situations and projects assisted by experienced faculty members. The program will prepare students to be technically proficient in both operating systems and networking technologies by practicing specific disciplines and responsibilities that occur in real companies.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security and Network Systems major:
Hocking College is a Cisco Networking Academy partner.
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 40.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 40.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NET-1111||Cisco I - Introduction to Networks||2.00||4.00||4.00||$359.00|
|NET-1120||Computer Hardware & Op Systems||1.00||4.00||3.00||$194.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NET-1112||Cisco II - Routing and Switching Essent||2.00||4.00||4.00||$353.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CYBR-2100||Cyber Ethics and Cyber Law||3.00||0.00||3.00||$48.00|
|CYBER-2101||Python Essentials (SL/CR)||2.00||2.00||3.00||$150.00|
|CYBR-2102||Cisco CCNA Security||2.00||2.00||3.00||$303.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|CYBER-2296||Cyber Security & Network Practicum||1.00||7.00||2.00||$175.00|
|NET-2215||Network Systems Security||2.00||2.00||3.00||$148.00|
|ENGL-1104||Job Search Techniques||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|***||Natural Science Elective||0.00||0.00||3.00|
|Class Hours: 10.00||Lab Hours: 12.00||Cost: $851.00|
|Course Hours: 11.00||Lab Hours: 10.00||Cost: $781.00|
|Course Hours: 12.00||Lab Hours: 8.00||Cost: $632.00|
|Course Hours: 7.00||Lab Hours: 6.00||Cost: $364.00|
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and industry groups, employment opportunities in networking with a cyber security focus are expected to be much better than average for the foreseeable future.
As more companies are moving online, the demand for cyber security professionals is rapidly increasing in numerous industries across the United States.
Most computer jobs, especially those with large companies, are found in metropolitan areas, which may require relocation after graduation.
Typically, students would enter the field as a network technician or network operator. After further experience, job titles would include IT security specialist, infosec technician, information security manager, IT security analyst and network security consultant.
Hocking College is a Cisco Networking Academy partner. The Cisco Networking Academy is highly regarded for its hands-on learning approach to the IT field, and provides a curriculum based on the current trends in the industry and the skills required for IT specialists.
As a security professional, you must be technically proficient in both operating systems and networking technologies. The first year of the program focuses on developing skills in these areas. During the second year, security is the focus. Some skills students will develop include network analysis (packet sniffing), cryptography and VPNs, intrusion detection and prevention systems, firewalls, wireless networking and wireless security, penetration testing and ethical hacking.
Many employers prefer candidates to have general certifications to show knowledge in specific areas. Several courses in this curriculum specifically cover the topics of these industry certification exams: Cisco CCENT, CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker and Cisco CCNA Security. Students pursuing a career as an IT security specialist may want to pursue and obtain one or more of these certifications to show specialized knowledge in specific subject areas.
The courses needed for the cyber security program are sequential in order to attain skills and experience needed for the challenging field. Students are encouraged to begin autumn semester if they wish to complete the degree on time. However, students may enter the program at the start of any semester with the understanding that completion of the degree will take longer than two years.