IT Security Associate

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in IT Security Associate program is designed to help to prepare students for a variety of industry-recognized information technology (IT) security certification exams as well as to provide practical hands-on skills for the work place. The program also includes fundamental knowledge and skills in system administration, network administration, IT management and compliance necessary to inform the practices of IT security.


Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
IT Security Associate (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2024

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

What You'll Learn
  • Demonstrate understanding of fundamental networking concepts including IP addressing and the TCP/IP protocol suite. (CNT140AB)
  • Perform system administration activities. (CIS126DL, MST150++)
  • Demonstrate information technology management skills including compliance with industry and governmental standards and legal requirements. (CIS250)
  • Explain the fundamental components, concepts and application of information security principles. (CIS270)
  • Mitigate risks such as threats, attacks and vulnerabilities that impact the IT infrastructure using security tools and techniques. (CIS270)
  • Analyze ethical considerations that arise from the implementation and use of information technology. (CIS111)
Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
CNT140ABIntroduction to Networks4
MST150++Any Microsoft Windows Operating System course3
CIS111Ethics in Information Technology3
CIS126DLLinux Operating System3
CIS250Management of Information Systems3
CIS270Essentials of Network and Information Security3

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