Identity theft. Phishing. Cyber stalking. The list of cybercrimes continues to grow. This program will give you the skills you need to protect people, networks and intellectual property from hackers. You’ll learn about everything from basic security principles that involve networks and operating system to current threats, vulnerabilities and policies of electronic commerce. When you finish this program you’ll have a full understanding of the principles of risk management, security architectures, incident handling, disaster recovery and secure systems administration.
Don’t worry if you don’t have extensive knowledge of computers before enrolling in this program. This program begins with everyone learning the basics of repair and maintenance, covering everything from hardware, software and operating systems along with the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of network hardware. This career major can be taken 20% by distance education, visit with a counselor for information and details.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to find a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Principles of Information Assurance
Enterprise Security Management
Secure Electronic Commerce
Fundamentals of Linux/Unix
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Math – 4
Workplace Documents – 5
Graphic Literacy – 4
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).