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Network Security Management Degree – Learn IT Security

Are you interested in computers and technology? Can you pay close attention to details? Do you love solving problems? Are you fascinated with security and safety? If so, then an Associate’s Degree in Security Management may be for you. University of the Potomac, with school locations in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., can help you. University of the Potomac offers classes in IT security management that help prepare students for success after graduation.

Network and IT Security Overview

The Associate of Science Degree in 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.

University of the Potomac’s network security management degree program is an interesting, in-depth education program planned to place graduates in successful career positions. At our school, each education class in the network security degree program is highly focused and detailed, yet part of a broad-based curriculum that balances relevant legal and ethical issues with hands-on procedures and techniques required in the security management profession today.

Network Security Program Mission

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.

Network Security 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.

Network Security Degree Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Network Security, students must earn 60 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program course requirements are listed in the credit requirements section below.


General Education Requirements (18 Credits)

  • 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

Core Courses (36 Credits)

Required Management Courses (12 Credits)

  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management

Required Computing and Security Courses (27 Credits)

  • CBSC 225 Security and Data Loss Prevention
  • CBSC 230 Computer Forensics
  • CBSC 245 Cyber Law
  • CBSC 265 Network Security Management
  • COMP 140 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
  • COMP 150 Information Systems Essentials
  • COMP 235 Introduction to Programming and Logic
  • COMP 236 Survey of Operating Systems
  • COMP 251 Computer Systems Technology

Electives (3 Credits)


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