Networking & Security

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Robert D. Samson

Residential Faculty - Computer Information Systems


This program is part of the Business & Information Systems Department.

Networking & Security

Keeping everyone connected and safe. It’s what networking and security professionals do. They wire offices for high speed broadband, install and maintain firewalls, establish and wipe user accounts on PCs, and build out custom designed networks. They’ll even show you some cool Easter eggs in Windows, if you ask them nicely.

In the Networking & Security program at MCC you’ll learn what you need to perform specific tasks that meet industry-recognized standards. Some of these tasks include skills associated with network administration and security, computer networks and data communications, and information and data security. Network professionals seeking certification in CISCO, Linux, or Microsoft Windows can find it at our program.

The Networking & Security program includes the following areas of study:

  • Networking System Administration
  • Information Technology: CISCO Networking
  • Linux Networking Administration
  • Network Administration: CISCO Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Network Administration: CISCO Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Network Administration: Linux Associate
  • Network Administration: Linux Professional
  • Network Administration: Microsoft Windows
  • Linux Networking Administration
  • Microsoft Desktop Support Technology

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.


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 & Security program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Information Technology: Cisco Networking
Certificate of Completion CCL Linux Associate
Certificate of Completion CCL Linux Networking Administration
Certificate of Completion CCL Linux Professional
Certificate of Completion CCL Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional
Certificate of Completion CCL Network Administration: Microsoft Windows Server
Certificate of Completion CCL Networking Administration: Cisco


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 & Security program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Business - General Requirements ABUS-GR Associate in Business General Requirements
Associate in Applied Science AAS Information Technology: Cisco Networking
Associate in Applied Science AAS Linux Networking Administration
Associate in Applied Science AAS Networking System Administration

Career Opportunities

The Networking & Security program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Computer Network Architects $99,240
Computer Network Support Specialists $57,300
Computer Systems Analysts $88,480
Information Security Analysts $83,720
Network and Computer Systems Administrators $77,160
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Networking & Security program is available through the Business & Information Systems department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.