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Residential Faculty - Computer Information Systems
This program is part of the Business & Information Systems Department.
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.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Information Technology: Cisco Networking||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Linux Associate||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Linux Networking Administration||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Linux Professional||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional||Course List|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Network Administration: Microsoft Windows Server||Pathway Map|
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Networking Administration: Cisco||Course List|
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 Business - General Requirements||ABUS-GR||Associate in Business General Requirements||Course List|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Information Technology: Cisco Networking||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Linux Networking Administration||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Networking System Administration||Pathway Map|
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.
|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.|
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 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.