Cybersecurity Certificate Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Vidalia, Swainsboro

The Cybersecurity Certificate is designed to give students the knowledge they need to understand and maintain computer information systems security.

Employment opportunities are: computer and information sciences and support services.

The standard curriculum for the Cybersecurity Certificate program is designed for the semester system. Students may enter the program during any semester. The certificate program generally takes three (3) to four (4) semesters to complete. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 26 credit hours.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit an official copy of your high school transcript or high school equivalent scores;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Satisfy Placement Testing requirements.

Program Costs

Costs are estimates and are subject to change.

  • Tuition/Fees: $3,653
  • Books/Supplies: $1,000
Curriculum Outline (26 hours)
General Core (26 hours) 26
CIST 1601

(Prerequisites: None) This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.

CIST 1602Security Policies & Procedures 3
CIST 2601Implementing Operating Systems Security 4
CIST 2602Network Security 4
CIST 2611Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
CIST 2612

This course examines the use of computers in the commission of crimes, collection, analysis and production of digital evidence. Students will use computer resources to explore basic computer forensic investigation techniques.

CIST 2613Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing 4

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