Cyber Defense Technology

Certificate (CERT)


Students will be prepared for a future in the cyber defense field. This program provides you with a firm foundation in computer and network operations while training in digital forensics, firewall security, intrusion detection and security assessment. You will receive extensive, hands-on training through laboratory exercises and/or computer simulation exercises.

What Will I Learn?

Cyber Defense Technology Certificate (CDTC) majors receive extensive certification training in many areas. You will receive the training needed to pass leading industry certifications from vendors such as CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft.

What can I do with this Certificate

Find work with your Cyber Defense Technology Certificate as a security analyst, security consultant and security specialist for small- to mid-size organizations.

Degree Requirements

Students are required to earn certification in one of the following areas before graduating.

  • A+ Certification
  • Linux+ Certification
  • Network+ Certification
  • Security+ Certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

All CDTC major-specific courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Program Credits: 24
Lecture Hours: 16
Lab Hours: 32
Any student accepted into the Institute is welcome to enroll as a Cyber Defense Technology Certificate major.
Learn more about the tuition and special fees required for this program.
Meet the experienced and dedicated instructors you will learn from as you work to complete this program.
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Susan Joiner

Program Director
Technical Arts 4, Room 103B

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