Cybersecurity Certificate

This certificate is designed for computer or network systems professionals that need expertise in security.

The program will provide students with the concepts and skills of the fast growing field of cybersecurity, ethical hacking and forensics, security of systems, and network infrastructure in business and industry. Students will learn how to protect networks and defend information systems from attack. It is ideal if you are employed in a computer related field and seeking cybersecurity knowledge. Students who complete this certificate may continue their education by enrolling in the associate degree program in Computer Technology.

Required Courses

Courses Credit Hours
CPT 247 UNIX Operating Systems 3.0
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3.0
IST 220 Data Communications 3.0
IST 256 LAN Desktop Technologies 3.0
IST 257 LAN Network Server Technologies 3.0
IST 268 Computer Forensics 3.0
IST 269 Digital Forensics 3.0
IST 293 IT and Data Assurance I 3.0
IST 294 IT and Data Assurance II 3.0
Subtotal 27.0
Total Credit Hours 27.0
Advisement Information

Program notes

Students may start this program in any term, and this program can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. Some courses are offered online.

Note that all courses are not offered every semester, and sequencing of courses is very important, so it is best to follow the established outline of courses as closely as possible.

College policy states that computer coursework is valid for eight years.

Notes about individual classes

If students need developmental or transitional classes, they should be taken first.

Graduation Plans

2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plan

Cybersecurity Certificate (CBS6)

NOTE: Advisor must enter override for CPT 247, as the pre-requisite (CPT 257) is not required for this program.


You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule. To learn more about advising visit the Advising webpage.

You may contact Coronica Oliver or Bill Cheek for information about this program.

Please e-mail if this Advising Guide needs to be corrected or updated.

Advisement information updated/reviewed 4/2020