Cyber Security

Cyber Security

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate
LENGTH: 1 Year


This program is designed for the student with networking experience who desires advanced skills in network security.  Upon completion of this program, the student may seek a career as a network security or internet security specialist.  This program also helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security= and the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification exams.


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.  In addition to the admission requirements established by the College, entry into this program requires students to have prior work experience or academic preparation in the area of Information Technology or Networking. The courses in this program require students to have college­-Ievel skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students with deficiencies in English or Mathematics will be required to take appropriate developmental courses. Students should schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss these admission requirements.


  • 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 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 CSC:

Cyber Security CSC