Computer Analyst: Information Security

Information Technology

Candidates who have completed the Information Security certificate program along with the specified prerequisites are prepared to enter a more specialized field within the Networking Administration profession. This certificate prepares candidates to enter the workforce prepared for a position as an information security analyst, network security administrator, security architect or system, network and/or web penetration tester.

Award: Certificate
Credits: 21
Locations: Peosta
Entry: Fall, Spring

Paying for the Program

$4,158*
Financial Aid Eligible

Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $4,662*

Financial Aid Info

Career Outlook

$44,544 - 81,017

Estimated annual salary range for Information Technology graduates based on EMSI. Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations ​within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta Campuses.

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  1. Apply for admission.
  2. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
  3. Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
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2019-2020 Information Security Class Schedule

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
CIS:101 Computer Ethics 3.0
CIS:122 Programming Logic and Design 3.0
NET:725 Networking Essentials 3.0

Spring

CourseTitleCredits
Spring
CIS:242 Information Security 3.0
NET:156 Operating Systems 3.0

Fall

CourseTitleCredits
Fall
CIS:282 Intrusion Detection and Prevention 3.0
CIS:283 Incident Response and Disaster Recovery 3.0

Note: To graduate from this program, students must complete all required coursework with a "C-" grade or above and earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Barry Eichelberger
Computer Science Instructor

  • Email: eichelbergerb@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367
  • Location: Peosta

Patricia Oberbroeckling
Computer Science Instructor

  • Email: oberbroecklingp@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 235
  • Location: Peosta
Chris Carlson

Christopher Carlson
Dean of Career and Technical Education

  • Email: carlsonc@nicc.edu
  • Phone: 800.728.7367, ext. 168
  • Location: Peosta

*Approximate cost. Amount reflects the estimated tuition and student fees based on rates at the time of publication. These rates do not include additional expenses (books, tools, supplies, living expenses, licensures, remedial or pre-requisite coursework or partnership tuition and fees, etc.) related to your NICC education. Rates are subject to change.