CIS (Computer Information Systems) Security
|Associate of Applied Science|
CIS - Security with Specialization in Computer Forensics Investigations
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The computer industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world. The dramatic increase in demand for electronic access to information has made computers indispensable in offices, schools and homes. The rapid spread of computers and computer-based technologies has generated a need for skilled technicians to design, develop, implement, maintain and support software and hardware systems.
This program provides hands-on, in-depth training to meet industry demands and concerns in protecting critical information infrastructures against cyber threats. The graduate will be qualified for entry-level positions in a network environment dealing with security challenges.
This career path can lead to a wide variety of job positions, including:
- Network administrator
- Network support technician
- Convergence technology specialist/technician
- Home technology integrator
- Network security specialist
Class Information: Howard College Catalog
- Job openings in computer networking and security are expected to experience tremendous growth in Texas over the next decade.
- Earthweb’s 2007 IT Salary Guide lists network systems analysts as the No. 1 fastest-growing job.
- Network administrators rank No. 5 among the fastest-growing jobs in the country through 2014.
- According to America’s Career Infonet , the market for network systems and data communications analysts should grow more than 50 percent nationwide and an estimated 43 percent in the state of Texas. This category of job positions typically earns between $37,000 and $95,000 per year, with median salaries averaging around $50,000 a year.
- There’s also an anticipated 32 percent increase in job openings for network and computer systems administrators in Texas, with salaries ranging between $36,000 and $88,000 per year. The median average hourly salary was $28.42 in 2004, the last year for which statistics were available.