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Cyber Security Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

The Certificate Program provides similar classes to the degree program, however, there are no academic classes in these individual curricula. A student that commences study as a certificate student and later desires to complete the degree program will find that the classes taken for a certificate will readily transfer to the degree program.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Use tools to enhance network security.
  • Configure network protocol.
  • Identify sources of computer threats and evaluate potential practices, tools, and technologies to protect individual network systems.
  • Communicate technical issues related to network systems and security through presentations and reports.

This certificate can be completed through a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. Several of the courses are offered in an 8-week term, rather than a 16-week term. The program is designed to take two semesters, or 32 weeks to complete, and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester
ITSC 1316 LINUX INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION 3 credit hours
ITNW 1358 NETWORK+ 3 credit hours
ITCC 1414 CCNA 1: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKS 4 credit hours
ITCC 1440 CCNA 2: ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS 4 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 14
Second Semester
ITSY 2300 OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY 3 credit hours
ITSY 2301 FIREWALL AND NETWORK SECURITY 3 credit hours
ITSY 2330 INTRUSION DETECTION 3 credit hours
ITNW 1313 COMPUTER VIRTUALIZATION 3 credit hours
EECT 1300 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 29

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with the Department Chair.