Information Technology – Cybersecurity Specialist

Program Number: 10-151-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

Become an expert in internet security and enter a complex and quickly-growing career field with the Information Technology - Cybersecurity Specialist program.

About the Program

Cyberattacks are the fastest-growing crime in the U.S., and the complexity of these attacks is alarming. In response, organizations require internal resources to prevent these threats. The Information Technology - Cybersecurity Specialist program prepares students to work as cybersecurity specialists, whose main responsibility is to protect an organization's computer network and systems.  They are also skilled at maintaining system security to prevent cyberattacks.

What You’ll Learn

Graduates will protect data confidentiality, integrity and availability while learning ways to implement security mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on vigilant security awareness, identifying network threats and deploying appropriate incident responses. Curriculum is aligned with industry recognized standards and prepares students for certification in IT security.

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Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Apply Homeland Security standards to defend against intrusion.
  • Respond to security incidents.
  • Maintain documentation to manage vulnerability and security risks.
  • Troubleshoot network issues.
  • Apply critical thinking to the troubleshooting process.
  • Monitor development cycle to maintain application and website security.
  • Develop security policies for corporate, technical, and consumer use.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
Career Opportunities
  • Data Security Administrator
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Information Technology Security Analyst (IT Security Analyst)
  • Network Security Analyst
Admission Process

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    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
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    Semester 1
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    150-107IT Fundamentals 13
    150-108IT Fundamentals 23
    150-191Principles of Information Security3
    150-192Network Security Fundamentals3
    890-101College 1012
    Total 15
    Semester 2
    150-110Cloud Computing3
    150-193Network Attacks and Firewalls3
    150-194Network Defense and Countermeasures3
    152-172Web Site Security3
    801-136English Composition 13
    809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
    Total 18
    Semester 3
    150-120Microsoft Servers3
    151-105Ethical Hacking3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    801-197Technical Reporting3
    Total 18
    Semester 4
    150-115Emerging Innovations in Technology3
    150-126Internet of Things3
    151-110IT Cybersecurity Capstone3
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total 15
    Total Credits66