Information security is more important now than ever before. With so much of our personal information stored and used online, the demand for network security and defense against malicious attacks is greater than ever and can provide a wealth of job opportunities for anyone with the skills and education to keep up with changing tides in information security.
Baker College has received the designation of National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) from the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The prestigious designation recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of cybersecurity programs offered by Baker College.
Information technology and security has become one of the highest demand areas by employers. Information, whether personal or business, is extremely valuable, and there will always be individuals looking for ways to acquire it. Organizations need technology professionals who understand and can defend against the many threats to protect their valuable assets and run secure networks in today’s global business environment.
Earning an information technology and security degree prepares graduates for careers in network and computer systems administration; computer user support; information assurance and risk management; and cyber defense. Leveraging specialized skills and an understanding of business processes, students develop, troubleshoot, support and protect computer networks to help organizations operate more effectively and securely. Graduates can continue their education with a Master of Science in Information Systems degree.
The Baker College Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Security with concentration in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree program is a 4-year, 120 credit hours program. The program includes 30 hours in general education, 72 hours in the information technology and security major, and 18 hours in the information assurance and cybersecurity concentration. Program courses include ethical hacking, network intrusion, network defense, computer forensics, as well as a senior project and a 150-hour work experience course.
Information technology has revolutionized our world and will continue to have a major impact on it. Excellent career opportunities are available for well-prepared graduates of IT programs, in our state and nationwide.
Baker College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.hlcommission.org.
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