In addition to our Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs, we are pleased to also offer several non-degree options as well.

Cyber Security Certificate

We also offer a certificate program in Information Security. This certificate can be completed by any person without any computer science background by taking 12-13 credit hours.

The core requirement is COS 281 – Introduction to Information Security & Assurance (3 hours)

Three (3) other courses may be selected from the following four (4) courses:

  • COS 334: Cyber Forensics (4 hours)
  • COS 332: Management of Information Security & Assurance (3 hours)
  • COS 435: Advanced Topics in Cyber Security (3 hours)
  • COS 484: Introduction to Network Security (3 hours)

Network Associate Certificate

The Network Associate Certificate is for students wishing to work in the field of information technology as a network associate. In order to obtain the Network Associate Certificate a student must complete a 12 hour block of courses including:

  • CIT 111 Network Fundamentals
  • CIT 112, Routing and Switching
  • CIT 211 Network Protocols, and
  • CIT 212 Introduction to WAN Technology

All courses must be passed with a “C” or better. The concepts and skills acquired in this program will ensure that a student is competent to sit for the internationally Cisco CCNA certification examination.

Network Professional Certificate

This certificate is for students wishing to work in the field of information technology as a network professional. To be admitted a student must currently hold a CCNA certification or have passed the CCNA 1, CCNA 2, CCNA 3 and CCNA 4 courses. In order to obtain the Network Professional Certificate  a student must complete a 9 hour block of courses including:

  • CIT 311 Advanced Routing
  • CIT 312 Advanced LAN Switching, and
  • CIT 412 Optimizing Converged Networks

All courses must be passed with a “C” or better. The concepts and skills acquired in this program will ensure that a student is competent to sit for the internationally recognized Cisco CCNP certification examination.

Dual Credit

The Division of Computer Science offers dual credit coursework in Intro to Computers (COS 100) and Principles of Computer Science Foundation I, II (COS 108, COS 109) to our local service area. This dual enrollment for high school students reinforces content knowledge and college readiness while providing access to college credit.