Networking and Security

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Contact the Program Director

Program Phone

480-461-7771

Robert Samson

Residential Faculty - Computer Information Systems

480-461-7744

This program is part of the Computer Information Systems Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology
Networking and Security

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.

Certificates

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.

A list of available certificates offered in the Networking and Security program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services
Certificate of Completion CCL Cisco Certified Network Professional: Enterprise Core
Certificate of Completion CCL Cisco Network Administration and Security
Certificate of Completion CCL Cisco Network Administration: CCNA
Certificate of Completion CCL Cisco Network Administration: CCNP
Certificate of Completion CCL Linux Associate
Certificate of Completion CCL Linux System Administration
Certificate of Completion CCL Microsoft Desktop Associate
Certificate of Completion CCL Red Hat Linux Administrator
Certificate of Completion CCL Red Hat Linux Engineer
Certificate of Completion CCL VMware Foundations
Certificate of Completion CCL VMware Systems Administrator

Degrees

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.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Networking and Security program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Cybersecurity
Associate in Applied Science AAS Network and Systems Administration

Career Opportunities

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

$137,123

Computer Systems Engineers and Architects

$79,649

Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers

$37,917

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$81,334

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

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.

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