Networking & Security

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Robert Samson

Residential Faculty - Computer Information Systems


This program is part of the Computer Information Systems Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology
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 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 Computer System Configuration and Support, Network
Certificate of Completion CCL Linux Associate
Certificate of Completion CCL Linux System Administration
Certificate of Completion CCL Microsoft System Administration
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


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 Applied Science AAS Cybersecurity
Associate in Applied Science AAS Network and Systems Administration

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Networking & 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 Systems Engineers and Architects


Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers


Network and Computer Systems Administrators


* 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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Become a Student

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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 Computer Information Systems department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.