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Information Systems Security Specialist

Fox Valley Technical College
Program overview
Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Program description

Information Systems Security Specialist

Cyber-security, including computer and information systems security, is a rapidly growing field. With an Information Systems Security Specialists degree, you’ll monitor and implement security measures to protect an organization’s computer network(s) and systems. You’ll learn how to ensure that appropriate security controls are in place to safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure, as well as, how to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. This program will also provide you with background and hands-on experience in fraud detection, technical reporting, risk assessment and server applications.

Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Information Assurance
  • Network Essentials
  • CCI: Computer Crime Investigation
  • College Success: On Course
  • Enterprise Client
  • Network Infrastructure 1
  • Linux Essentials - Just Enough Linux
  • Windows Server
  • Risk Assessment
  • CCI: Basic Data Recovery
  • IT Career Experience
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Linux
  • Server Applications
  • Security Monitoring and Operations
  • Network Security
  • Incident Response
  • Scripting with Python

General Studies

  • Math & Logic
  • Written Communication
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
  • Psychology of Human Relations

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Estimated program cost: $9,714.15


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 61 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Identify security strategies
  • Implement secure infrastructures
  • Conduct security testing
  • Analyze security data
  • Mitigate risk
  • Develop security documentation

Career opportunities

  • Information Security Technologist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Incident Response Specialist
  • Technology Risk Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Professional
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Security Technology Analyst

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Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College focuses on high-tech education.

Contact info

Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

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