Cybersecurity and Network Engineering Technology

Associate in Science Degree

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in network engineering technology and IP communications. Graduates will be qualified for technical roles in network design, network infrastructure, network installation, network security and maintenance, inter-network communication and connectivity, network monitoring and administration, and cybersecurity incident response. This hands-on program includes several courses that are essential in preparing individuals for achieving the requirements to take the examinations of various inductry certifications including:

  • A +
  • Network +
  • Security +
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security (CCNA-Security)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (HFI).

Program Chair

Joan Alexander

Career Program Advisors

NameDepartmentPositionPhone
Eric BoboPerkins Career Program AdvisorsCoord, Career Prgm Advis, E(407) 582-2188
Roxana BoulosPerkins Career Program AdvisorsCoord, Career Prgm Advis, O(407) 582-7135
Jon SowellCareer Program Advising WECCoord, Career Prgm Advis, W(407) 582-1973

Staff

NameDepartmentPositionPhone
Kyla McLeodCybersecurity and Network Eng TechLaboratory Assistant I
Angel MelendezCybersecurity and Network Eng TechLab Supervisor(407) 582-1983
Michael PetanCybersecurity and Network Eng TechLaboratory Assistant I


Faculty

NameDepartmentPositionProfile
Jessica ChisholmCybersecurity and Network Eng TechProfessor, Network Eng TechProfile
Deymond HoyteComputer Engineering EACProfessor, Network Eng Tech
Soheyla NakhaiCybersecurity and Network Eng TechProfessor, Network Eng TechProfile
Gerri RobertsCybersecurity and Network Eng TechProfessor, Network Eng TechProfile
Wael YousifCybersecurity and Network Eng TechProfessor, Network Eng TechProfile

Adjuncts

NameDepartmentPositionProfile
Gary AlvarezComputer Program OSCPart-Time Faculty, Comp Prg A
Thomas BowerCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng Tech
Alex CortesCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng Tech
Maged DanielCE AST OtherPart-Time Fac,Network Eng Tech
Jaime DowningComputer Program WECProfessor, CPA/ITProfile
Michael DowningCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng TechProfile
Yahia FawziCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng Tech
Patrick LarabeeCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng Tech
James McQuigganCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng Tech
Brad MundtCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng TechProfile
Luana SantosComputer Program OSCProfessor, IT
Robert YoungCybersecurity and Network Eng TechPart-Time Fac,Network Eng TechProfile


Recognition

2023-2028: National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

2012 -2017:  National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education

Department of Homeland Security
NSA Information Assurance Outreach
Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity
 

 Valencia College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2 Year Education for Academic Years 2012-2017.


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