Information Technology Security Specialist

at Alexandria Technical and Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 16
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Students are preparing to support the growing fields of information technology, networking, IT security, personal computers, and convergence technologies. The curriculum provides training in three areas of concentration: Network Administration, Network Infrastructure & Design, and PC and Network Support. Each area offers the graduate a launching point for a career in that field.

Course content includes computer maintenance and repair, PC operating systems, local area networking (LAN) management, wide area network (WAN) management (switching and routing), wireless communication, computer and network security, and IP convergence technologies including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Graduates are able to provide system support and training in a variety of areas, including personal computers, software, local area networks, wireless data systems, corporate phone systems, wide area networks, and related technologies.

Graduates possess a broad base of training. As technology changes, new careers are emerging on a regular basis. This breadth of training is the strength of the program; it enables graduates to choose from a variety of options and to be ready for technology changes as they occur.

Program Locations

  • Alexandria Technical and Community College 56308

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Median wage:$28.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Median wage:$37.42/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Database Administrators
  • Median wage:$43.94/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Median wage:$43.34/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Alexandria Technical and Community College
Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street Alexandria, MN 56308 Toll-Free: (888) 234-1222 Local: (320) 762-0221 Email: