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Residential Faculty - Computer Information Systems
This program is part of the Computer Information Systems Department.
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!
The Right Pathway for You
MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.
Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.
The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Core||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Cisco Network Administration and Security||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Cisco Network Administration: CCNA||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Cisco Network Administration: CCNP||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Linux Associate||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Linux System Administration||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Microsoft Desktop Associate||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Red Hat Linux Administrator||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Red Hat Linux Engineer||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||VMware Foundations||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||VMware Systems Administrator||Pathway Map|
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Cybersecurity||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Network and Systems Administration||Pathway Map|
Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Networking and Security program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Computer Network Architects
Computer Network Support Specialists
Computer Systems Analysts
Computer Systems Engineers and Architects
Computer User Support Specialists
Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
Information Security Analysts
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.