Career Opportunities

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is much faster growth than the average of all occupations.

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Q & A

  1. What kind of classes will I take?
    1. While the majority of the classes are computer classes, since it is an Associate’s degree, there are some general education classes to help give you a more comprehensive education. Please contact the Student Success Navigator who can go over the different required classes and answer your questions.  
  1. What will I be expected to be able to do before I take any computer classes?
    1. There are technical standards students are expected to have related to the areas of observation, communication, intellectual and conceptual abilities, motor skills, behavioral and social skills, and professional responsibility. These can be found in detail in the College Catalog for the degree and you can also contact the Student Success Navigator to inquire about those standards.

Program Highlights

  • Netlab virtualized environment providing hands-on access to labs inside or outside the classroom.
  • Classes are geared toward numerous industry certifications. (Microsoft, Cisco, Red Hat, Palo Alto, CompTIA)

Real-World Experience

Network Security students complete a required internship. Students do work tasks such as: creating an active directory, end-user support, PC Imaging and Deployment, customer support, acting as a NOC, configuring and troubleshoot installed equipment. Rhodes State students have completed internships at Independent Fiber Network, Centra Comm, KM Tire, and Speedy Management. Rhodes students are ready to enter the workforce with strong knowledge and versatile skills for the industry.

Student Success Navigator

Nicole McConnahea

Student Success Navigator
(419) 995-8354