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Information Systems / Network Security Support

The Associate Degree in Applied Science Information Systems/Network Security Support program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions in small to midsized companies.  This program will equip students with the necessary skills to provide technical assistance, support, and advice to users on hardware, software, cybersecurity and computer issues.  Students will be able to provide day-to-day administrative support for an organization’s local area network, wide area network, internet or intranet systems, in addition to the administration, maintenance, security and support of network servers.  Students will be equipped with a broad background in social sciences and the communication skills necessary for professionals in the Information Technology Computer and Cybersecurity Support workforce.

Cybersecurity Specialist

Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level as computer cybersecurity support specialists, computer support specialists, systems administrators, network and computer systems administrators, and computer systems analysts.

Information Systems/Network Security Support majors participate in externships in their final quarters of study that provide an opportunity to gain experience working in their field under the combined supervision and evaluation of both a cooperating local business and Ohio Business College.


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Career Pathways

When classroom instruction that helps you build a strong foundation of skills is combined with the hands-on experience you can learn within our information systems and network security career training, you can prepare to qualify for entry-level careers such as:

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Technician
  • Cybersecurity Incident Analyst/Responder
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Penetration Tester
  • Homeland Security Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Help Desk Technician
  • LAN/WAN Technician
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Computer Repair Technician


Students will be prepared to sit for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • MTA Operating System Fundaments
  • MTA Networking Fundaments
  • Cert in Office - MOS Word
  • Linux Fundamentals – CompTIA Linux+
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals – CompTIA Security+ and MTA Security Fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity Analyst – CompTIA CySA+
  • Routing and Switching – Cisco CCENT/CCNA

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Information Systems / Network Security Support is offered at:

Sheffield Village (Main Campus)
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