Systems Security

This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment in Information Technology related areas such as network security, digital forensics, and ethical hacking. Coursework in this program will include network and security foundation, data recovery techniques, network vulnerability assessments, as well as windows and security administrations. Linux and Microsoft operating systems will be used extensively during coursework. Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions as cybersecurity specialists, cybersecurity analysts, cyber incident responders and information assurance specialists. Graduates will be well positioned to obtain the following industry standard certifications:

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate
  • EC-Council CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)
  • A+ exam 220-1001

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine networking systems and identify security risks.
  • Develop a website using HTML and CSS.
  • Analyze a network for vulnerabilities to provide security recommendations.

Contact Information

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Jere Miles, MS
Lead Instructor of Information Technology
Phone: 336-838-6437


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Technical Standards

The Information Technology – Systems Security program technical standards have been developed to inform students of the nonacademic essential functions of the program and profession. Examples are not all inclusive.

Standard Essential Function Examples
Oral / Written
  • Skills sufficient to communicate information and ideas so others will understand
  • Communicate with coworkers and customers via email, phone, or face-to-face
Mobility / Motor Skills
  • Motor skills sufficient to move the hands and use hands to grasp or manipulate objects
  • Ability to perform basic computer functions
  • Ability to work in varied spaces
  • Mobility sufficient to perform physical activities that require occasional use of arms and legs and moving the whole body
  • Move a computer mouse, press multiple keyboard keys simultaneously, etc.
  • Work spaces may include heights, crawlspaces, or confined spaces
  • Physical activities may include:
    • Bending
    • Squatting
    • Lifting
    • Carrying
    • Crawling
    • Climbing
Physical Strength and Stamina
  • Ability to sit at computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability sufficient to lift and carry equipment
  • Sit for extended periods to finish projects
  • Carry and set up equipment such as servers, routers/switches, cabling, etc.

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Taste
  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Visual skills sufficient to see details at close range
  • Work with wires and switches
  • Distinguish small details on computer monitor
Environmental / Occupational Exposure
Field or Industry Professional Standards

Disability Services Statement

Wilkes Community College is an ADA compliant institution. WCC does not discriminate based on a disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services, and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet eligibility requirements. WCC will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with documented disabilities who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services, and/or activities. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of a program’s essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose this to Disability Services as soon as possible.

Associate to Bachelor Agreements

An Associate to Bachelor agreement is an opportunity for students to complete their Associate's degree at Wilkes Community College and then transfer into a specified program at a partnering four-year institution for their Bachelor's degree. Wilkes Community College has the following Associate to Bachelor agreements for our Systems Security graduates: