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Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major (NETCCS)


The Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major combines technical knowledge and skills with understanding of security planning, risk mitigation, and related documentation requirements.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and are prepared to assist organizations that must comply with federal or state government regulations related to information security, or must meet payment card industry requirements to safeguard customer information or other sensitive data.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Analyze IT networks for security vulnerabilities
  • Document and verify the proper functioning of IT systems
  • Oversee plans for improvements to IT systems, data access, and IT integrity and compliance
  • Design and implement project management plans for IT systems upgrades
  • Analyze and determine information that must be protected, how it is protected, and accessed
  • Communicate technical requirements and budget needs to business managers

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • IT Security Compliance Technician
  • Regulatory Compliance Assistant

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$15/hr to $20/hr

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in IT security and compliance are expected to grow by 37 percent through 2022, which is much faster than the average for all careers. Individuals skilled in both IT security and regulatory compliance are in high demand.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Hospitals and large physician groups

Co-op Salary Projections



Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Computer Network Engineering Technology - Cyber-Security Major (NETCCS)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
NETC 121Network Communications 1 ( B) 223
MAT 131Statistics 1 ( G) 223
ENG 101English Composition 1 ( G) 303
MGT 130Project Management ( B) 303
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)  101
CIT 190Career Preparation: Engineering and Information Technologies ( T) 101
Semester 2  
NETC 122Network Communications 2 ( T) 223
NETC 170Governance and Management of IT ( B) 334
NETA 155Server Administration 1 ( B) 324
XXX XXX Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)  303
Semester 3  
Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 1 (T) * 1402
Semester 4  
NETC 180Information Risk Management ( T) 334
NETC 230Network Security Design ( T) 223
COMM 110Public Speaking ( B) 303
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)  303
PHY XXX Physics Elective (G)  223
Semester 5  
NETC 240Emerging Topics in Computer Network Engineering Technology ( T) 233
NETC 280IT Documentation ( T) 334
NETC 290Computer Network Engineering Technology Capstone Project ( T) 223
IT 215Scripting ( T) 223
Semester 6  
Cooperative Education or Transfer Elective 2 (T) * 1402
Total Credits:  4710861


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100College Survival Skills1
FYE 105College Success Strategies2
FYE 110Community College Experience3
Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science Elective
PHI 110Ethics3
ECO 105Principles of Microeconomics3
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 105Introduction to Sociology3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues3
ENG 103English Composition 2: Writing about Literature3
ENG 104English Composition 2: Technical Communication3
ENG 105English Composition 2: Business Communication3
Physics Elective
PHY 150Introduction to Physics3
PHY 151Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based4
PHY 201Physics 1: Calculus-Based5
Cooperative Education or Transfer Electives *
NETC 291Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Computer Network Engineering Technology2
NETC 292Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Computer Network Engineering Technology2
IT 101Programming 13
IT 110HTML with CSS and JavaScript3
IT 111Database Design and SQL 13
IT 115Operating Systems Administration 13
IT 161Java Programming 13

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Paul Weingartner, PE, BS
(513) 569-1776
Co-op Coordinator
Noelle Grome, ME, MA
(513) 569-4693
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