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Purpose: The career studies certificate program is a response to the non-conventional short-term program of studies needed by many adults within the college’s region. It offers a series of specialized program options which represent a wide variety of adult career and academic interest course areas. The options within this program are intended to represent the minimum amount of college course work considered representative of these fields of study. Each of the program options is designed as a distinct “mini-curriculum” within a broader range of adult educational possibilities.
Admission Requirements: Applicants should meet the general requirements for admission to the college. Placement tests may be required in some areas.
This career studies certificate leads to entry-level employment opportunities in the cybersecurity and networking fields. This curriculum prepares students for introductory IT knowledge and skills and to recognize, prevent and defend against threats to information and information systems. Students need to be introduced to the basic topics of operating systems, computer hardware, networking concepts, programming, and cybersecurity core topics in order to be well prepared and successful in all areas of IT including cyber security and networking.