IT/Networking & Cyber Security Career Academy

Information Solutions IconThe Networking for Systems and Security academy provides students with fundamental skills in planning, installing, and maintaining organizations’ computer networks.

Students will learn to troubleshoot both hardware and software, analyze problems, provide support for users, and monitor network resources. Students completing the Networking for Systems and Security academy will have the knowledge to earn industry-recognized certifications, such as CCENT, CompTIA’s A+ and CompTIA’s Network +, and MTA’s Operating System, and Server Certifications.

Available at Muscatine Community College.

 

IT/Networking & Cyber Security - Muscatine Community College

During High School

Term 1 - Fall, Junior or Senior Year of High School, 8 credits

  • NET:167 Computer Systems and Troubleshooting, 4 credits
  • NET:303 Windows Workstation Operating Systems, 3 credits
  • NET:679 TCP/IP Subnetting, 1 credit

Term 2 - Spring, Junior or Senior Year of High School, 9 credits

  • NET:159 CISCO Packet Tracer, 1 credit
  • NET:198 Networking I, 5 credits
  • NET:785 Fundamentals of Desktop Support, 3 credits

Award: IT/Networking for Systems & Security Certificate (17 Credits)

Term 3 - Fall, Senior Year of High School, 9 credits

  • BUS:167 Leadership and Professionalism, 1 credit
  • NET:298 Networking II, 5 credits
  • NET:313 Windows Server1 OR NET:305 Introduction to Network Operating Systems2, 3 credits

Term 4 - Spring, Senior Year of High School, 9 credits

  • CIS:189 Python, 3 credits
  • ENG:105 Composition I OR ENG:107 Composition I Tech Writing, 3 credits
  • NET:420 Introduction to Linux OS, 3 credits

Award: IT/Networking for Systems & Security Diploma (35 Credits) OR
Award: IT/Networking for Cyber Security Diploma (35 Credits)

1 Students completing NET:313 will be eligible for the IT/Networking for Systems and Security Diploma.
2 Students completing NET:305 will be eligible for the IT/Networking for Cyber Security Diploma.

Select a Track

Term 5 — Fall, 14 credits

  • BUS:168 Leadership and Professionalism, 1 credit
  • NET:299 IP Telephony (VoIP), 2 credits
  • NET:398 Networking III, 5 credits
  • NET:598 Cloud Infrastructure and Administration, 5 credits
  • NET:947 Seminar, 1 credit

Term 6 — Spring, 15 credits

  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • MAT:110 Math for Liberal Arts, 3 credits
  • NET:932 Internship OR NET:860 Information Technology Specialist Capstone, 3 credits
  • Pick one, 3 credits each:
    • PHI:105 Introduction to Ethics
    • PHI:110 Introduction to Logic
    • HUM:110 Changes and Choices
    • HUM:183 Living with Space, Time and Technology

  • PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology OR
    SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Award: IT/Networking for Systems & Security AAS (64 credits)

OR

Term 5 — Fall, 17 credits

  • BUS:168 Leadership and Professionalism II, 1 credit
  • CFR:100 Introduction to Computer Forensics, 3 credits
  • NET:474 Certification Preparation, 1 credit
  • NET:612 Fundamentals of Network Security, 3 credits
  • NET:619 Network Attacks: Detection, Analysis & Countermeasures, 3 credits
  • NET:635 Ethical Hacking, 3 credits
  • CIS:750 Project Management, 3 credits

Term 6 — Spring, 15 credits

  • CSC:110 Introduction to Computers, 3 credits
  • MAT:110 Math for Liberal Arts, 3 credits
  • NET:932 Internship OR NET:860 Information Technology Specialist Capstone, 3 credits
  • Pick one, 3 credits each:
    • PHI:105 Introduction to Ethics
    • PHI:110 Introduction to Logic
    • HUM:110 Changes and Choices
    • HUM:183 Living with Space, Time and Technology

  • PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology OR SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Award: IT/Networking for Cyber Security AAS (67 credits)

Careers in Information Technology


Now more than ever, computers and technology play a key role in our lives. From powering business and industry to keeping families close, we depend on computers for nearly every aspect of our day-to-day routines. Of course, trained Information Technology professionals are the ones who help make it all possible. 

Whether you want to specialize in programming, cybersecurity, networking, web development, gaming, or augmented and virtual reality, we have a program that will launch you into a successful career. Choose from programs in:

For more information, contact our high school team