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Network Security Program

Network Security is the perfect program for people who want to have a critical role at their place of work. Individuals who specialize in this area are generally good at troubleshooting and multi-tasking.

If the following qualities describe you, Network Security might be a good program choice:

  • Able to juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Enjoy problem solving
  • Analytical
  • Like working with computers

Network Security: What's the job outlook?

According to industry analysts, network security is one of the fastest growing fields in Information Technology due to the increase in network vulnerability and security threats. Data theft and other unauthorized access to computer systems and Web sites can be very detrimental to a company's success.*

What will I do with my education?

Graduates of Heald's Network Security program pursue rewarding careers in a variety of positions, including Information Security Specialist, Database Security Specialist, Web Application Security Specialist, LAN Administrator, Junior Network Administrator, and Technical Support Specialist (Tier II and Tier III). You'll also be well prepared to pursue the following technical certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, and Microsoft® Certified Professional (MCP).

Network Security Job Duties

As a Network Security Specialist, you could be considered an expert in encryption, authentication and client and server security. You may be responsible for configuring firewalls, recovering and backing up critical business data, and using intrusion detection techniques to detect hacking activities. No matter which position you hold, your Heald degree will help prepare you for great success in the network security field.

You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:

  • Associate in Applied Science degree in Information Technology with an emphasis in Network Security
  • Second Associate in Applied Science degree*in Computer Systems and Network Security

The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

**If you already hold an AAS degree from the select list of Heald programs identified in the Heald College catalog

Campuses Offering the Network Security Program

Please note: Program may vary by campus location and term.