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Cybersecurity - IS81 Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Information Security Specialist certificate is designed to give students the knowledge they need to understand and maintain computer information systems security.

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  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Occupational Courses 26
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 1602 Security Policies and Procedures 3
CIST 2601 Implementing Operation Systems Security 4
CIST 2602 Network Security 4
CIST 2611 Implementing Internet/Intranet Firewalls 4
CIST 2612 Computer Forensics 4
CIST 2613 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing 4
Faculty & Staff

Computer Information Systems Instructor, Valdosta Campus


Computer Information Systems Program Coordinator, Valdosta Campus

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