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Cybersecurity Certificate

Do you like the sounds of protecting computers from unauthorized access or destruction? Do you want to join the fight against cybercrime? If you are passionate about technology and want to have help others from having their private information stolen, a career in cybersecurity may be the right decision for you.

Why choose a certificate in Cybersecurity?

The Cybersecurity certificate program prepares students for cybersecurity-based careers. Garrett College’s Cybersecurity program allows students to concentrate on a curriculum that provides students with the knowledge and skills that are most in demand within the rapidly changing information technology industry – particularly the cybersecurity field. Courses such as Security+, Net+, and Computer Forensics provide both the knowledge and skills that can enhance employability and job market skills, allowing Garrett students to pursue career changes and/or career advancement in these highly technical fields.

As a result, many GC students earn industry recognized certifications such as A+, Net+, Security+, CCNA and more while studying cybersecurity at Garrett College.

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Cybersecurity Certificate

Garrett College awards a Cybersecurity Certificate to graduates. An Associate in Applied Science in Cybersecurity (A.A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science in Cybersecurity (A.A.S.) with a Network Administration concentration are also available.

Program Learning Outcomes

For the Cybersecurity Certificate, students may focus on either Cybersecurity or Network Administration

Cybersecurity

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate information literacy skills in order to locate, evaluate and effectively use information related to Cybersecurity.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written format related to general as well as technical fields.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in clear and critical analysis of situations, events, issues, ideas, and texts by fusing experience, reason, and training into considered judgment.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use computer software and industry standard network management tools to assess and diagnose security related issues.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use applications common to network security professionals.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to configure network security.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate security vulnerabilities.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of best practices as they apply to network security.

Cybersecurity: Network Administration

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate information literacy skills in order to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information related to Cybersecurity.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use troubleshooting skills effectively and efficiently to diagnose and repair network problems.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the use analytical skills in reading and interpreting diagnostic reports.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to evaluate different network concepts.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to install and configure a network.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify different network medias and topologies.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to manage a network.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to secure a network.

Cybersecurity Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required 27

Required Course Work (17 credits)

  • CIS106  Intro to Cybersecurity  3
  • CIS160  Operating Systems  4
  • CIS220  Networking Fundamentals(Net+)  4
  • CIS230  Security+  3
  • CIS233  Ethical Hacking, Countermeasure  3

Cybersecurity Electives (10 credits)

Select from the following (After consultation with advisor) :

  • CIS130  Programming Logic  3
  • CIS161  PC Maintenance & Repair  4
  • CIS163  Intro to Cisco Networking  4
  • CIS164  Router Fundamentals  4
  • CIS170  Computer Science Programming I  4
  • CIS210  Computer Science Programming II  4
  • CIS231  Computer Forensics  3
  • CIS232  Advanced Network Security  4
  • CIS234  Ethics in the Information Age  3
  • CIS235  Introduction to Cyber Law  3
  • CIS240  Linux+  3
  • CIS241  Managing Server  3
  • CIS245  Database Design  3