Information Technology - Information Security Certificate

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Program Number: 97-150-2
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is not eligible for financial aid

Develop skills in web security and add an IT credential to your resume after only four courses with the Information Technology - Information Security Certificate at Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Build on your current career in IT, or propel your IT career forward with a certificate in Information Security. Students in the Information Technology – Information Security Certificate program focus on today’s needs in internet security development.

What You'll Learn

With today’s technology, web security is vital. Students in this certificate learn about implementation techniques to maintain information security. Graduates of this certificate gain skills to recognize, prevent and respond to network attacks. These students will also be able to use appropriate tools to respond to compromised networks and vulnerabilities. They are skilled in identifying intrusion methods, policy development, encryption and authentication. Curriculum aligns with Checkpoint Secure Academy.

Transfer Opportunities

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Transform the skills and abilities developed through previous experience into college credit through MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning process. 

  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities
  • Earn college credit for your military training and experience
  • Earn college credit via Advance Placement, CLEP, DANTES/DSST or MPTC Challenge Exams
  • Earn college credit from previous/current work and life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $13.45 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
150-191 Principles of Information Security 3
150-192 Network Security Fundamentals 3
150-193 Network Attacks and Firewalls 3
150-194 Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
 Total Credits12

Career Opportunities

  • Internet Security Specialist
  • Computer Network Security Specialist