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

Contact email:


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. Complete ACCUPLACER® admission testing. 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.
  3. Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
Academic Requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Term 1
CIS:122 Programming Logic and Design 3.0
NET:266 CCNA Routing and Switching: Introduction to Networks 3.0


Term 2
CIS:242 Information Security 3.0
NET:156 Operating Systems 3.0
BUS:180 Business Ethics 3.0


Term 3
CIS:282 Intrusion Detection and Prevention 3.0
CIS:283 Incident Response and Disaster Recovery 3.0

Note: Students enrolled in the Computer Analyst - Information Security program must pass all required course work with a minimum of a C- grade. However, a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA (C grade average) is required to graduate from the program and the College.

Employment Information

With an annual income range of $48,672 - $120,972 and a projected growth of 58.3%, the career outlook for Computer Analyst - Information Security graduates is outstanding.

Salary Source: Institutional Effectiveness; Salary range represents 10th-90th percentile earnings for related occupations in the NICC district. Growth rate based on projections from 2010-2020.


Todd Ecklund
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208