Cyber Security & Computer Networking

Last Updated: 12/10/2020 7:36 PM

If you like to work with your mind as well as with your hands, this challenging program may be for you. Have you ever wondered what makes the internet work? Do you have a knack for puzzles, mysteries, and problem solving? Cyber Security may be your future. It is a field where the good guys — cyber security professionals — are pitted against the bad guys — cyber criminals a.k.a. hackers. You may also work to protect our country by fighting cyber terrorists across the internet. This program also comes with the opportunity to earn college credits toward a cybersecurity certificate or associates degree program.


Virtual Open House

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Over the two-year program, you will learn about game theory, cryptography, operating systems, network infrastructure, and productivity applications. In addition, you will learn about what is behind the cases of PCs and mobile devices by learning about program languages of favorite applications and hands-on activities including PC hardware/PC building. You will create interactive displays to demonstrate your skills and learn troubleshooting skills that transcend beyond IT careers and are great problem solving skills for all community members to develop.


Experience and Skills Gained

  • Knowledge of computer and network systems terms and concepts.
  • Setup, install, and configure hardware/software for computer systems.
  • Gain fundamental knowledge of programming languages used in web apps.
  • Troubleshoot problems in PCs and within security systems.
  • Develop protocols for safe use of online technology and combatting cyberattacks.


Earn Nationally Recognized Certifications

  • Microsoft Office Specialist
  • CompTIA A+
  • CCNA


A Few of the Career Opportunities

  • Cryptographer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Software Developer


College Scholarship Opportunities

$3,000 scholarships are available from Clark State Community College and Sinclair Community College to qualified students.


Credentials/ Certifications - ODE Value

Cisco Certified Network Associate - Routing & Switching - 12 Points

Cisco Certified Entry Network Tech - 6 Points

CompTIA A+                    6 Points

CompTIA Network+         6 Points

CompTIA Security+         6 Points

Microsoft Expert Excel 2016 - 3 Points

Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint 2016 - 3 Points

Microsoft Office Specialist Expert Word 2016 - 3 Points

Microsoft Office Specialist Outlook 2016 - 3 Points


Clark State Community College - Sem. Hrs.

NTK 1110     PC Hardware Essentials - 3 Credits

NTK 1120     PC Operating Essentials - 3 Credits

NTK 1211     Convergence Technology I - 3 Credits

NTK 2100     Cisco Network Fund. - 3 Credits

CSE 1110     Introduction to Cybersecurity (CCP) - 3 Credits


Hocking College - Sem. Hrs.

NET 1120     Computer Hardware & Operating Sys. - 3 Credits

NET 1111     Cisco I Intro to Networks - 4 Credits


Students will have the opportunity to earn credentials and college credits based on final program grades and /or test scores.

All credentials and college credits are current as of the posting of this website, but are subject to change.

Additional Info

Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center | 1901 Selma Road | Springfield, OH 45505
Phone: 937.325.7368
Fax: 937.325.7452