Cybersecurity Certificate (CYBR)

(CIP Code 111003)

35 Semester Hours

The Cybersecurity Certificate program is designed to provide fundamental knowledge and entry-level skills necessary for careers in the field of cybersecurity and computer support services. The program is offered for individuals seeking to develop or broaden their knowledge of cyber information and network security. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures. Students may apply courses in the Cybersecurity Certificate toward the Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Computer Technology.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses must be completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the college. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303

CPT 176 Microcomputer Operating Systems 303

CPT 209 Computer Systems Management 303

IST 110 Introduction to Cyberspace and Cybersecurity 303



CPT 282 Information Systems Security 303

IST 111 Introduction to Cybersecurity Processes and Technologies 433

IST 267 Network Vulnerability Assessment 303

IST 269 Digital Forensics 303



IST 220 Data Communications 303

IST 285 Cybersecurity Capstone 433



35633Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Information Technology

Program Contact

Croteau, Kevan H. Department Chair, Information Technology