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COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Networking and Security

Program Overview

Would you like to turn your interest in computers or the internet into an exciting and profitable career where you build and maintain a computer network or ensure security? Specialists with these skills are in high demand.

Networking and IT security professionals are indispensable in keeping computer networks protected and running smoothly and users safe. They wire offices for high-speed broadband, install and maintain firewalls, monitor security software, support desktop users, and build out custom networks.

Our Networking and Security program can train you to perform tasks associated with network administration and security, computer networks and data communications, and information and data security. Depending on your path, this program can prepare you for the following industry certification exams: Cisco CCNA & CCNP, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Microsoft, VMware, Amazon Web Services, and IT Help Desk.

If you’re ready to launch a new career in IT security or computer networks — or boost your current one — enroll in our Networking and Security program and make it happen today!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Estrella Mountain Community College?

More than computers and servers, EMCC’s program is about helping people and businesses against cyber attacks. This critical role allows our society to thrive and move forward. Through lecture and lab work, you will learn to manage and secure linked systems of computers and devices. Students take courses on how to defend against attacks and the various methods attackers use. Estrella Mountain Community College has proudly been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. As part of this designation we offer many resources in addition to our degree and certificate program.