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Associate of Science in Network Security Management Overview

The Associate of Science Degree in Network Security Management program at University of the Potomac consists of extensive courses in computer networking and Internet security. These courses address protocols used to access and transfer information over both public and private networks. Students also learn about fundamental loss prevention concepts, how to implement a total security program and the methods used to protect and assess online information resources. Modern businesses have huge investments in the virtual world of cyberspace. These investments require professionals who are well versed and experienced in a wide range of knowledge and technological security to monitor and oversee them.

Program components in computer and online forensics cover several different areas. These areas include tracking offenders, hiding data, encryption and computer investigation. Students develop a thorough understanding of running information technology systems, while simultaneously pursuing a scrupulous program in effective security management.

Associate in Network Security Management Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Network Security Management are able to:

  • Demonstrate a technical level proficiency in the application of technical knowledge associated with course content.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills through the organization of a project or presentation.
  • Apply knowledge of emerging technology, together with new and/or updated software and hardware in network security management.
  • Integrate business and technology skills in a sector context.
  • Select and implement an appropriate technology for solving a business issue or case.

What You Will Learn

The mission of the Associate of Science degree in Network Security Management is to prepare students to manage information technology systems with an emphasis on loss prevention concepts, computer forensics, encryption and computer investigation.

Core Courses & Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • COMP 125 Computer Fundamentals
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra

Required Computing and Security Courses

  • CBSC 265 Network Security Management
  • COMP 140 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
  • CBSC 230 Computer Forensics
  • COMP 236 Survey of Operating Systems
  • COMP 251 Computer Systems Technology

Required Managment Courses

  •  ACCT 101 Financial Accounting I
  • ACCT 110 Financial Accounting II
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • ECON 201 Principles of Economics
  • FIN 230 Fundamentals of Finance

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative.
  • Submit a completed application.
  • Submit transcripts from all previous colleges/universities attended. The College must receive official transcripts within eight weeks of a student’s start date.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examination. (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training programs or professional development.1
  • Submit transcript request forms for all colleges attended.2
Fill Out The Application

1: A student may be required to register with ACE, if official transcripts are not available from his/her company, to determine appropriate credit for corporate training programs.

2: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.

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