Cyber Security Fundamentals

Cyber Security Fundamentals

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: 1 Year


This program is designed for the student who desires a foundation in network security basics while strengthening analytical and problem-solving skills.  Upon completion of the program, the student will obtain the entry-level skills for employment in the field of cyber security.


Individuals are eligible for admission to CVCC if they are high school graduates or the equivalent, or if they are eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit academically from study at the community college, as demonstrated by assessment in reading, writing, and mathematics.  A keyboarding skill of 25 words per minute is required, as well as a proficiency in English. Students who do not meet the requirements listed above will be required to correct their deficiencies with developmental studies.


  • Access to a computer that meets or exceeds the PC Specifications for Non-Technical Programs.
  • All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Cyber Security Fundamentals  CSC is a tool for students that lists the following items:

  •     the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  •     suggested course when more than one option exists
  •     which semester each course is typically offered
  •     if the course has a prerequisite
  •     courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Access the recommended CVCC Program Pathway for Cyber Security Fundamentals CSC:

Cyber Security Fundamentals CSC