Associate in Applied Science
In this Associate’s degree program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies
needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer
networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using
server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems,
Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.
Learners in this program acquire the following skills:
- Understand common networking and security terms and concepts.
- Learn basic Linux tools and utilities.
- Deploy server and clients in a Microsoft Windows network.
- Learn basic scripting using Python.
- Solve internetworking problems using Cisco devices in a “real-life” and emulated internetwork.
- Configure secure topologies using a “real-life” and emulated internetwork.
- Learn basic penetration testing techniques using contemporary tools in a virtual environment.
- Monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security events.
This degree program transfers into Eastern Michigan University’s Information Assurance & Cybersecurity undergraduate program. For the student either deferring or not desiring transfer, sufficient skills are acquired to qualify the learner for an entry-level position in network administration or information security.
For the working professional, many courses in this program are available online.
Students completing this program are also eligible to receive Computer Networking Academy Certificate, Principles of Cybersecurity certificate and Cybersecurity Operations Security by completing 2 additional credit hours in certification preparation (CNT 295 and CSS 295).
This is a high demand, high skill and high wage program as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.
Washtenaw Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence
in Cyber Defense Education. We are extremely pleased to receive this acknowledgment
and will continue our commitment to providing a comprehensive cybersecurity education
to our students.
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2021-2022 Academic Requirements
In this program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems, Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.
Eastern Michigan University, BS degree
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .
Minimum grade of "C" in all major courses
- Business/Computer Technologies
- Computer Instruction Dept
|CNT 226||Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA)||4|
|CSS 210||Network Perimeter Protection - CCNA Security||4|
|CNT 211 or||Installation, Storage, and Compute - Windows Server 2016|
|CNT 223 or||Networking with Windows Server 2016|
|CNT 224||Identity with Windows Server 2016||4|
|MTH 160||Basic Statistics||4|
- Total Credits Required
*Students planning to transfer to a 4-year college should take ENG 111; otherwise, student may consider ENG 107.