program description

This two-year program focuses on the foundational principles of securing computer networks and managing risk. Important topics covered are manage networks, ethical hacking defense, troubleshooting Linux OS and mitigating security risks.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students may test to receive ACT National Career Readiness Certificate and other entry level IT Security certifications.

Bradley Whitaker

Bradley Whitaker

IT Security Instructor

“I come from a technical background spanning two decades. I earned my Associates and Bachelors in Multimedia and Virtual Reality from the University of Advancing Technology. Since I have worked in various positions within the industry from Graphic Design to IT Security. I have also taught in many venues over my career.One of my favorite Quotes is “Small changes in initial conditions can radically alter the end product.”  This is from Chaos Theory, and it mathematically represents What I believe to be my impact on the future generations.”

Paul Getz

Paul Getz

IT Security Instructor

“Making the transition from adult education to working with the bright young minds of tomorrow has been the most rewarding experience of my professional career. I am honored to be part of the West-MEC family and such a talented team at the Southwest Campus. Working in the community where I live is special and it motivates me to propel students toward their information technology career goals.”