Cyber Security and Network Defense

As technology and the Internet grow, security of information systems within our personal and professional lives become more and more likely to be compromised.  In Francis Tuttle’s Cyber Security & Network Defense program, students acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to provide and maintain the level of security that the modern world demands.  Students learn to setup, maintain, and troubleshoot local area networks (LANs) & wide area networks (WANs), and develop processes essential for adequate system security.

After receiving the training and education included in this program, students will be eligible to take a variety of certification exams, such as the CompTIA A+, Security+, Microsoft MTA’s in Operating Systems, Networks, and Security, Linux Professional Institute Essentials, and E-C Council’s Cyber Forensics Associate and Ethical Hacking Associate.  In addition, students will have the opportunity to learn about how the Internet of Things (IoT) impacts the world of information systems and the new security threats that will need to be dealt with on such new technology.  Students will participate in various skills-based competitions such as SkillsUSA, CyberPatriot, and the National Cyber League to help reinforce skills learned throughout the school year.

At A Glance

Open To

High School Juniors and Seniors, and Adults

Campus

Portland Bruce Gray Center

Total Hours Required

1,050

Length

Full-time: 9 months

Part-time: 18 months

Program length may vary based on progress rate and/or summer school attendance

Times

Daytime classes: 2 Sessions: 8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm Monday - Friday

High school students and part-time adults enroll in either the AM or PM session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.

Courses

  • Security Essentials 75 hours
  • IT Essentials 170 hours
  • Linux Essentials 75 hours
  • Network Essentials 75 hours
  • Internet of Things (IoT) 160 hours
  • Cyber Forensics Essentials 75 hours
  • Ethical Hacking Essentials 95 hours
  • Network Security 200 hours
  • Capstone Project 125 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • CompTIA A+ 220-1001- $100.00
  • CompTIA A+ 200-1002 - $100.00
  • MTA OS Fundamentals- $61.00
  • LPI Linux Essentials- $110.00
  • MTA Network Fundamentals- $61.00
  • MTA Security Fundamentals- $61.00
  • Certified Forensics Associate- $130.00
  • Ethical Hacking Associate- $130.00
  • Python Institute- $59.00 (PCEP) & $59.00 (PCAP)
  • MTA Python Fundamentals- $61.00
  • CompTIA Security+-$215.00

Tuition & Fees

  • N/A

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

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Total Estimated Costs for High School Students

N/A*
*No cost unless optional certifications are desired (certification examinations are optional for high school students). Francis Tuttle will pay up to $100.00 for a first certification for all students. Students may subtract up to $100.00 from the total certification cost/estimated totals. These certifications are suggested, if a student does not plan to obtain all certifications, the cost of any excluded certifications may also be subtracted.

Costs for In-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • CompTIA A+ 220-1001- $100.00
  • CompTIA A+ 200-1002 - $100.00
  • MTA OS Fundamentals- $61.00
  • LPI Linux Essentials- $110.00
  • MTA Network Fundamentals- $61.00
  • MTA Security Fundamentals- $61.00
  • Certified Forensics Associate- $130.00
  • Ethical Hacking Associate- $130.00
  • Python Institute- $59.00 (PCEP) & $59.00 (PCAP)
  • MTA Python Fundamentals- $61.00
  • CompTIA Security+-$215.00

Tuition & Fees

  • In-State Tuition - $2,310.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook (adults only) - $350.00
  • Certifications - Up to $1,147.00

Total Estimated Costs for In-State Adult Students

In-State Adult Students – Up to $3,822.00

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Francis Tuttle will pay up to $100.00 for a first certification for all students. Students may subtract up to $100.00 from the total certification cost/estimated totals. These certifications are suggested, if a student does not plan to obtain all certifications, the cost of any excluded certifications may also be subtracted.

Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Licensure / Certifications

  • CompTIA A+ 220-1001- $100.00
  • CompTIA A+ 200-1002 - $100.00
  • MTA OS Fundamentals- $61.00
  • LPI Linux Essentials- $110.00
  • MTA Network Fundamentals- $61.00
  • MTA Security Fundamentals- $61.00
  • Certified Forensics Associate- $130.00
  • Ethical Hacking Associate- $130.00
  • Python Institute- $59.00 (PCEP) & $59.00 (PCAP)
  • MTA Python Fundamentals- $61.00
  • CompTIA Security+-$215.00

Tuition & Fees

  • Out-of-State Tuition - $4,620.00
  • Application Fee (non-refundable) - $15.00

Textbooks, Supplies, and Certifications (Estimated)

  • Textbook (adults only) - $350.00
  • Certifications - Up to $1,147.00

Total Estimated Costs for Out-of-State Adult Students

Out-of -State Adult Students – Up to $6,132.00

This career major is available for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Information

Francis Tuttle will pay up to $100.00 for a first certification for all students. Students may subtract up to $100.00 from the total certification cost/estimated totals. These certifications are suggested, if a student does not plan to obtain all certifications, the cost of any excluded certifications may also be subtracted.

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$17.50 - $30.00

per hour

Pass Rate

73%

completion

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

Banks, Cisco Partners, E-Commerce Providers, Government Agencies, Government Contractors, Educational FacilitiesIncluding Public and Private schools, Insurance Companies, Hospitals

Cyber Security and Network Defense