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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Cyber Security, CSC

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ACADEMIC PLAN: 221-732-09

CIP CODE: 15.0303

AWARD: Career Studies Certificate

LENGTH: Less than 1 Year


This career studies certificate is designed as an enhanced competency module to provide expertise in security to networking specialists. This curriculum will prepare networking specialists for employment as network security specialists or Internet security specialists. This career studies certificate also helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ and the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification exams. This program is G3 Eligible.

Admissions Requirements:

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 recommends 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 collegeIevel 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.

Program Requirements:

All students expected to complete the requirements for a degree, diploma, certificate, or career studies certificate must complete an Application for Graduation.


The Program Pathway for Cyber Security CSC is a resource 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
  • If the course has a prerequisite
  • Courses that my lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

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