Computer Analyst - Information Security

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Computer Analyst - Information Security

Subject Area: Information & Technology (IT)

Award: Certificate

Minimum Credits: 21

Location: Peosta

Entry: Fall, Spring


Candidates who have completed the Information Security certificate program along with the specified prerequisites are prepared to enter a more specialized field within the Computer Analyst - Networking Administration profession. This certificate prepares the candidate 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.

Admissions Requirements
  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. Testing may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. Scores are valid for three years.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CIS:101 Computer Ethics 3.0
CIS:122 Programming Logic and Design 3.0


Term 2
CIS:242 Information Security 3.0
NET:156 Operating Systems 3.0
NET:725 Networking Essentials 3.0


Term 3
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.

Employment Information

With an annual income range of $43,326 - $63,654 and a projected growth of 19.3%, the career outlook for Computer Analyst - Information Security graduates is outstanding.

Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2016-2020.


Barry Eichelberger
Computer Science Instructor

Patricia Oberbroeckling
Computer Science Instructor
563.556.5110, ext. 235