College of Occupational Professions

IT - Network Security

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Our innovative program in Information Technology, combined with state-of-the-art classrooms and curriculum, prepare our graduates for exciting careers in a wide variety of computer-based professions.


Network Security

Our Network Security program provides you with all the skills necessary to be a company's first line of defense against computer network threats to their private information.  


of Network Security Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

Current software applications and an extensive hands-on approach in the Network Security program will help you build practical experience with Cisco Routers, firewalls, and intrusion detection and prevention devices.

We offer courses like computer programming, local and wide area networks, data integrity, counter intelligence, and information security.  All courses are taught with the latest advancements in software and hardware.  You’ll be using industry software like Wireshark, Colasoft Packet Builder and Snort.  We teach you to be ethical certified white hat hackers.

While enrolled as a Network Security student, you will receive an account that allows you to download and use products from both Microsoft and VMware even after you graduate.** 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average earnings for a Network Security Systems Manager is nearly $82,000 per year.***


  • Network Engineer
  • Network Security Officer
  • Digital Recovery Analyst
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Corporate Data Analyst

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2016-2018 academic year Digital Forensics, Digital Multimedia Design, Network Security, and System Administration associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was a 49% response rate to this survey.

**Students may not use software downloads for business use

***U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018,, viewed June 2019