Jul 24, 2024  
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CyberSecurity, C.A.S.

William Hornick, Information Systems Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

The Certificate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems Technology - CyberSecurity is designed to further the skill sets and credentials of IT professionals who have graduated with a related degree at the Associates Degree level or higher.

The CyberSecurity Track provides students with comprehensive knowledge of computer and network design in the area of information security. The program enables students to understand the threats that face computers and networks. In addition, the program enables and encourages students to learn essential problem-solving skills, industry best practices, software applications, and core technical skills used by information systems and technology industry professionals. The program also prepares students to take information technology industry certifications, e.g. CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), and CompTIA Security +.


Graduates are qualified for positions as systems administrators, network security technician, cyber security analyst, entry-level digital forensics and entry-level penetration specialist.

Graduates may continue their education towards a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related field.

Model Schedule (30 Hrs)

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
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