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Cybersecurity Certificate (07202.CT)

School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The Certificate in Cybersecurity provides a firm foundation of coursework, including programming principles, threats and vulnerabilities detection, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, response, operation, and management aspects of security. The program emphasizes applied skills, and a Cybersecurity graduate can design and create secure network architectures within a cybersecure infrastructure, configure and solve forensics problems; incident response; evaluate networks using cybersecure tools and techniques; and design and process interactive information management solutions. Cybersecurity students acknowledge the importance of technological lifelong learning and can continue their education in the Cybersecurity field.

The Certificate of Achievement in Cybersecurity is available for students who complete the following required courses, with a minimum grade of a ā€œCā€ (or P) in each course in the degree and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Program Learning Outcomes:

A. Demonstrate the fundamentals of cyber security and the advanced concepts of computer security, networking, and the responsibilities of a Cybersecurity professional.

B. Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences about technical information.

C. Demonstrate competency in an ability to make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.

D. Demonstrate competency in networking and cloud security including the ability to design, secure, analyze, and support computer infrastructure.

E. Demonstrate competency in working with servers, networks, storage, cloud, and virtualization solutions including implementing and evaluating threat and risk assessment.

F. Demonstrate ability to apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.

G. Demonstrate competency in utilizing Math skills to assist in the solving of complex business, security, and networking problems.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (37 Units)


CTIS-03 Information and Communication Technology Essentials


CTIS-15 Computer Network Fundamentals 


Programming: Plus 3 units from the following:

CPSC-05A Application Development and Programming (3)
CTIS-02 Introduction to Programming Concepts and Methodologies (3)
CTIS-04 Programming with Python (3)
CTIS-07 Linux Shell Scripting and Programming (3)


Security Core: Plus 3 units from the following:

CTIS-19 Cyber Ops (3)
CTIS-27 Cloud Security (3)
CTIS-30 Cybersecurity Analysis (3)


Specialization: Plus 24 units from the following:

CTIS-09 Cloud Computing Infrastructure and Services (3)
CTIS-11 Linux System Administration (3)
CTIS-20 Introduction to Information Systems Security (3)
CTIS-21 Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking (3)
CTIS-22 Digital Forensics Fundamentals (3)
CTIS-23 Network Security (3)
CTIS-32 Threat Hunting, Incident Response and Crisis Management (3)
CTIS-35 Security Policy and Compliance (3)


Total: (37 Units)

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Contact Information


Marie Bruley


(209) 384-6293

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(209) 381-6478

Computer Info Systems Tech