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Network Security Specialist

Now is the time to start training for a new career in this high demand, high wage field with Barton’s online program, taught by experienced instructors straight from the industry! Finish the program in one year and land your dream job in cyber security! The Networking Security Specialist option and Network Specialist option prepares graduates to work in an area of the computer industry that is currently experiencing unprecedented growth, change and opportunity. The program will prepare the students to fulfill the role of technical specialist in the thriving fields of cyber security, microcomputer support, microcomputer repair and local area network administration. Ready to get started? Request a Program Brochure

Barton Advantage

  • Two options! One-year certificate program OR two-year degree program – trained and ready for the workforce
  • Program fully online with most classes offered in an 8 week session
  • Prepare for industry certifications
  • Fun, challenging, and innovative program
  • Up-to-date technology
  • Accelerated classes available
  • Flexible class schedule
  • Internship opportunities are available
Networking Security Specialist

The Networking Security Specialist option prepares students to secure and protect information and technology.


  • Intro to Cybersecurity
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Computer Forensics
  • Windows and Linux Server
  • Information Security
  • Network Security


Networking Specialist

The Networking Specialist option prepares students to administer and maintain technology.


  • Computer Repair
  • Help Desk
  • Office Applications
  • Networking
  • Network Security
  • Information Security
Degree Maps
Degree Maps

Associate in Applied Science 
Networking Specialist (degree guide)

Network Security Specialist (36 hours) 

View the full list of Curriculum Guides (applicable for students admitted prior to Fall 2024) and Degree Maps (applicable for students admitted Fall 2024 and after).

Occupational Outlook
Occupational Outlook
  • There is a huge need for cybersecurity workers and network specialists over the next decade. There were 3.5 million open cybersecurity positions in 2021.

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects information security analyst will be the tenth fastest growing occupation over the next decade, with an employment growth rate of 31 percent compared to the four percent average growth rate for all occupations.