Principles of Cybersecurity (CTCYS)


This program is being replaced by Principles of Cybersecurity (CVCSCP). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2025 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


Academic Requirements

This program is designed to meet the emerging demand for highly skilled cybersecurity professionals within the information technology industry and business community. This certificate program provides an in-depth examination of cybersecurity technology with an emphasis on executing a vulnerability analysis of an organization network and network hardening. The student will be trained to use various tools to analyze networks for vulnerabilities and secure networks through the application of various defense mechanisms including firewalls, intrusion detection and Virtual Private Networks (VPN).

Students must have basic knowledge of Linux, Windows, working at the command line of any operating system and networking.

In order to meet the requirements of the market for jobs in network security, students should have professional or educational experience in network and system administration.

Students must maintain a grade of "C" or better in the program requirements.

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Cyndi Millns

This program is in the process of being moved to an advanced certificate for Academic Year 2021-2022. Please see Principles of Cybersecurity (CVCSCP) for the most up-to-date information

Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CNT 206   Introduction to Networks 4
CNT 216   Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials 4
CSS 200   Introduction to Network Security - Security+ 4
CSS 205   Essentials of Network Penetration Testing 4
CSS 210   Network Perimeter Protection - CCNA Security 4
Total 20



Total Credits Required