Information Security

12-credit Technical Certificate

Gain valuable information to help secure a business network’s infrastructure and protect the network and network-accessible resources from unauthorized access through the Information Security short-term certificate program. Learn areas of paramount importance to networks today including:

  • Intrusion detection
  • Firewall and Policy Implementation
  • Wireless Security
  • Incident Response
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Business Continuity Planning

Evening completion options are available for this certificate.

This specialty certificate complements many degree and diploma programs within the Information Technology area of WCTC’s School of Business.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-158 Intrusion Detection & Firewall3  
 150-161 Ethical Hacking3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-168 Wireless Networking & Security3  
 150-169 Business Continuity Planning3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.