Computer Information Systems - Network Security Foundations, Short-Term Technical Certificate

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Curriculum Code #6609

Effective May 2019

Division of Engineering, Business and Information Technologies

This short term certificate in network security will provide the certificate holder with essential networking knowledge to understand  how networks are built and the potential security risks that are inherent in all networks.  The completion of this certificate demonstrates knowledge of network equipment, topology and configuration fundamentals.  Students who complete this certificate are well-prepared with the knowledge to pursue a number of cyber security topics.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester IHours
CISS 121 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I 3
CISS 252 IT SECURITY CONCEPTS 4
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 2 1
 Hours8
Semester II
CISS 125 OPERATING SYSTEM INTERFACES 1 3
 Hours3
Semester III
CISS 145 LOCAL AREA NETWORKS 1 4
 Hours4
Semester IV
CISS 161 CISCO CCNA INTRODUCTION TO NETWORK 1 3
CISS 162 CISCO CCNA ROUTING & SWITCHING ESSENTIALS 1 3
CISS 251 CYBER DEFENSE METHODS 1 3
 Hours9
Semester V
CISS 155 FUNDAMENTALS OF NETWORK SECURITY 1 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours27

While completion of this certificate may aid in obtaining employment, many employers recommend the minimum completion of a computer information systems degree program to gain employment in an IT-related field.

Student will need access to free Cisco Academy account, and a minimal cost Infosec Learning account.

Program Contact(s):

Doug Huber
440-366-4785
dhuber@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

More program information can be found on our website.

  1. Describe the role of various network components in building a secure infrastructure.
  2. Describe the risk elements that are inherent in an organizations network topology and implementation.
  3. Understand the role of a network engineer in building secure networks.