Cybersecurity Certificate

Certificate Program
New Program

HEGIS Code: 5199 NYSED Code: 36395

This program provides students with comprehensive knowledge and training in the implementation and management of the security measures required to protect computer resources from unauthorized access or attack. In particular, this program is designed to provide students with the technical expertise needed to protect enterprise information and computing assets connected to the Internet. Classroom work provides students with extensive hands-on experience and training using state-of-the-art security tools and techniques. This certificate is designed to meet the needs of Information Technology practitioners, law enforcement personnel, and anyone else interested developing a solid foundation in Cybersecurity.

Although a basic understanding of computers is expected, this program is designed for students with no previous experience in Cybersecurity. Several of the courses in the certificate parallel the training developed by the SysAdmin, Audit, Network, and Security (SANS) Institute and can be used to help prepare students to sit for the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) examinations.

(Housed in the Information and Computer Technologies Department)

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Identify security risk and assess potential threats to computing resources;
  • Develop effective countermeasures aimed at protecting data and computer assets.

Employment Potential

Graduates of the certificate program will be qualified for such positions as Information Assurance Specialists, Network Security Specialists, or Cybersecurity Specialists.

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Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
CPT 120 Introduction to Cybersecurity 4
CSC 215 Introduction to Linux 3
CPT 115 Introduction to Networks 3
SCR 211 Computer Security I 3
SECOND SEMESTER: 14 Credit Hours
CPT 220 Applied Security Concepts 4
SCR 212 Computer Security II 3
CPT 125 Physical Security 3
CPT 225 Network Perimeter Security 4