Information Technology – Security and Data Assurance Track

The Information Technology – Security and Data Assurance degree track at GTCC is designed for students who wish to start a career within information security. Unfortunately, the news today contains stories of companies and individuals who are victims of hacks and malware attacks. The Security and Data Assurance degree provides you with the technical skills to manage and secure information technology environments. Security is a thread in many IT areas, and the degree includes five technical elective courses for you to customize your degree in an area of interest.  It is recommended that you select one of our many IT Certificate programs of study, so upon completion of the AAS degree, you will also have certificates from GTCC in your discipline of preference.

Credentialing Options

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Stephen Dudas
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50333

Paul Campbell
(336) 334-4822, ext. 50828

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822 Option 3.

No. All software needed to complete this degree are free to students. You will learn to use several professional network operating systems and network monitoring and maintenance applications during the completion of this degree. These are the standard used in the industry.

You will need a PC running the Windows operating system. An Apple brand computer running the MacOS operating system may not support some the software you are required to use.  If using a Mac, please ensure you can dual boot to Windows or use a virtualization application (such as Virtual Box, VMware, Parallels, etc.) for Windows applications.

Yes, this program is offered entirely online as part of our eDegree Program.  It is also available at our Jamestown Campus.

Maybe.  We will evaluate each of your courses obtained from other academic institutions to ensure the currency and relevance of the credit applied. Also, we will assess your current certifications determine how and if they can be applied to your degree plan. 

Several courses include industry skills and standards in the delivery. Concepts from the Microsoft Server; CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+ certifications are included in the courses. While this does not guarantee your success in passing the certification exams, practice tests and study plans are provided to you to measure your readiness.