Network & Cyber Security Certificates

TCC offers five Networking & Cyber Security program certificates: Help Desk, Technical Support, Network Support, Cyber Security and Database Management. These can be earned as stand-alone certificates or can be applied to the Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree requirements. All program coursework must be completed with ‘C’ grades or higher to qualify for any certificates or degrees.

Note: Students in the AAS degree pathway must choose from one of three certificate options:

  • Network Support Certificate
  • Cyber Security Certificate
  • Database Management Certificate.

To complete the chosen certificate, students must first complete requirements for the Help Desk and Technical Support certificates or have equivalent work experience as determined by the program chair.

Certificates

Learn more about a variety of certificates to get you on the right path.

Help Desk Certificate
Technical Support Certificate
Network Support Certificate
Cyber Security Certificate
Database Management Certificate

 

(19 credits)

Prepares students to perform fundamental PC support tasks and to hold entry-level jobs as help desk technicians. Students are encouraged to take the A+ certification exam upon certificate completion.

Course Requirements
Number Title Credits
CU 105 Word I, Excel I 5
CU 108 Outlook 2
IT 102 Microcomputer Fundamentals 5
IT 110 Operating Systems I 5
IT 112 Help Desk Operations 2

 

(20 credits)

Builds on basic PC support and networking skills and experience to develop more advanced networking skills. Students are encouraged to take the Network+ certification exam upon certificate completion. Students must complete the Help Desk certificate or have equivalent work experience as determined by the program chair before completing this certificate.

 

Course Requirements
Number Title Credits
IT 210 Operating Systems II 5
IT 260 Client/Server Technology – LANs 5
IT261 Administration of Networks 5
IT 262 Technical Support of Windows Networks 5

 

(30 credits)

Prepares students to perform entry-level network administration tasks on both local and wide area networks. To complete the Network Support certificate, students must first complete the requirements for the Help Desk and Technical Support certificates or have equivalent work experience as determined by the program chair. 

Course Requirements
Number Title Credits
IT 247 IT Project Management 5
IT 270 Service and Support Fundamentals 5
IT 271 Internetworking 5
IT 274 Network Security Fundamentals 5
IT 277 Data Storage Security & Management 5
IT 280 Advanced Networking Technologies 5

 

(30 credits)

Prepares students to assess, defend and remediate security risks for networked environments. Provides hands-on expertise in using process, technology and critical thinking skills to solve emerging security issues for business. Prepares students to pursue an entry-level position, upgrade a current role in an organization or further their education.

This certificate is aligned with the requirements of industry certifications (CompTia Security+, CCNA(R) Security, and CISSP Associate), and the industry standards of the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), as the foundation of the CISSP. To complete the Cyber Security certificate, students must first complete requirements for the Help Desk and Technical Support certificates or have equivalent work experience as determined by the program chair.

Course Requirements
Number Title Credits
IT 247 IT Project Management 5
IT 274 Network Security Fundamentals 5
IT 275 Security Assessment & Remediation 5
IT 277 Data Storage Security & Management 5
IT 278 Incident Response & Intrusion Analysis 5
IT 281 Cyber Security Capstone 5

 

(30 credits)

Prepares students to provide database and application software support. Prepares students to pursue an entry-level position, upgrade a current role in an organization or further their education. This certificate is aligned with the requirements of industry certifications (MCDBA - Microsoft Certified Database Administrator). To complete the Network Support certificate, students must first complete the requirements for the Help Desk and Technical Support certificates or have equivalent work experience as determined by the program chair.

Course Requirements
Number Title Credits
IT 246 Database Implementation 5
IT 247 IT Project Management 5
IT 249 Database Programming 5
IT 274 Network Security Fundamentals 5
IT 277 Information Management & Data Security 5
IT 282 Database Management Capstone 5

Contact Us

Sergio Hernandez, Program Chair
Bldg. 16-223

shernandez@tacomacc.edu

253-460-4362

 

Jeanette Smith-Perrone, Program Coordinator
Bldg. 16-223

jsmith-perrone@tacomacc.edu

253-566-5292