This Career Studies Certificate leads to entry-level employment opportunities in the cybersecurity and networking fields. This curriculum prepares students for introductory IT knowledge and skills and to recognize, prevent and defend against threats to information and information systems. Students need to be introduced to the basic topics of operating systems, computer hardware, networking concepts, programming, and cybersecurity core topics to be well prepared and successful in all areas of IT including cybersecurity and networking.
Course credit will be awarded for certifications issued within 5 years of the formal written request by a student. The formal request must include a statement that the student understands that credit for prior learning credit may not transfer to a 2-year college, 4-year college or university.