Mercer County Community College
Security Systems Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS)
The Security Systems Technology program was developed in cooperation with the Security Indus-try Association (SIA). The degree prepares students for jobs that support the selling, installation and management, and technical support of physical security systems technologies in an IP-based net-worked environment.
Students excelling in the program may be eligible to participate in internship opportunities which periodically become available in the physical security product manufacturers, system distributors, and systems integrators sectors. A capstone experience during the last semester allows students to participate in the design and implementation of a real-world security solution.
Admission to the program requires a high school diploma or its equivalent, one year of high school al-gebra, and competency in English composition, read-ing, and mathematics as determined by placement testing. Students who are required to complete foun-dations courses should plan their curriculum with a faculty advisor.
Program applicants must demonstrate an under-standing of how to configure, install, diagnose, and troubleshoot microcomputer hardware components and operating systems software, or should enroll in NET 102 (Introduction to PC Hardware and Soft-ware) during their first semester.
Understand, configure, and install physical security hardware and software, cameras and optics, access control systems, video man-agement systems (VMS), as well as fire and burglary systems, and perform control station monitoring
Understand, describe, and implement physical security practices and procedures
Understand, describe, and implement computer network protocols and standards
Sit for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and CompTIA Security+ exams
Use printed and online technical documentation
Work effectively as individuals and in work-groups to install and implement physical security systems technologies
Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
For more information contact:
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
102 N. Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608