• Cybersecurity (786)

    Allegheny, Boyce, North, South

    Also see Cybersecurity (784).

    The certificate program, designed primarily for students who already have a college degree, prepares students for entry-level careers related to Cybersecurity. The program objectives are based on the guidelines in the Cybersecurity Workforce Framework published by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS).

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

    1. Identify, describe and analyze vulnerabilities, threats and risks for critical information assets.
    2. Plan, implement and maintain security measures and controls to protect critical information assets.
    3. Prevent, detect, analyze and respond to system intrusions and data breaches.
    4. Analyze and evaluate emerging cybersecurity risks and solutions with creative and critical thinking and research skills.


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    Degree Requirements

    First Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-115Introduction to Information Technology3
    CIT-175Cyberspace Vulnerabilities and Risks 3
    Total Credits: 6
    Note: CIT-115 may be waived with instructor approval.

    Second Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-180CIT-180 - Computer Forensics 13
    CIT-181Principles of Information Security 4
    CIT-185 Network Security3
    CIT-186Intrusion Detection and Prevention3
    Total Credits: 13

    Third Semester

    Course #Course NameCredits
    CIT-282 Advanced Cybersecurity Topics3
    CIT-285Cybersecurity Capstone3
    Total Credits: 6
    Note: CIT-285, Cybersecurity Capstone, must be taken in the final semester.
    Minimum Credits to Graduate: 22–25