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The Networking and Cybersecurity program at Johnson County Community College gives you insight into the IT world and helps to develop your networking and cybersecurity skills.

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The Johnson County Community College Information Technology-Networking program aims to be a local and national leader in cyber defense education. The curriculum is mapped to the National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) knowledge units in cyber defense. This validates the program's rigor and viability.

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Program-Level Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, students with an AAS in Information Technology-Networking will be able to:

  1. Configure and troubleshoot networking technologies, including IP connectivity, IP services, and security fundamentals.
  2. Install, configure, and maintain device operating systems including Windows and Linux
  3. Identify, analyze, and mitigate security events and incidents.
  4. Design and implement security policies and procedures.
  5. Understand cloud concepts and configure associated services and security.
  6. Apply scripting techniques, including basic I/O operations, loops and conditional blocks, and data collections and functions.
  7. Understand and communicate information and ideas presented through both spoken words and in writing.
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The NSA has designated Johnson County Community College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). The goal of the program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and expertise in cyber defense.

Students who complete the Information Technology-Networking AAS degree are eligible to receive a certificate confirming their completion of the CAE-designated program.

To further support cyber defense in education, the Information Technology-Networking program created the Cyber Center. The mission of the center is to provide:

  • Program guidance and oversight — It’s critical that our program continues to meet the highest national academic standards to prepare graduates for the local cybersecurity workforce. We also assist other institutions in developing their programs.
  • General cyber defense information — We provide resources so people can understand what attacks are happening and what they can do to protect themselves.
  • Collaboration and outreach opportunities among students, faculty and other institutions — We have a club, cyber competitions, guest lecturers and community events.
The Cyber Center works closely with local industry experts View the Advisory Committee

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