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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

Career Profile

The need for professionals with strong information technology backgrounds will continue to increase as the government, health care, businesses, education, and other organizations seek new applications for computers and networks in the workplace. MCC's Network Academy offers up-to-date career and technical courses and programs that prepare students to enter the workforce, change their career, or enhance skills and offer additional knowledge to those already in an IT field.

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

A list of available degrees and certificates offered in the Networking & Security program
Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Business - General Requirements (ABUS-GR)    Associate in Business General Requirements see an advisor
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Linux Networking Administration Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Networking System Administration Course List
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Information Technology: Cisco Networking Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Linux Associate Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Linux Networking Administration Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Linux Professional Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Networking Administration: Cisco Track I Exploration Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Network Administration: Cisco Network Professional Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Network Administration: Microsoft Windows Server Course Sequence

Get Your Associate Degree Online

An associate degree for this program is available online (denoted with a   icon above). Online learning is a convenient, flexible alternative to traditional classes. Learn more about the benefits of earning your associate degree online.

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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.