Apr 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement

Information Security Certificate

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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College delivers the Information Security Certificate program through courses that are designed to introduce students to programming, security basics, network monitoring, risk assessment, and ethical hacking. These courses, in conjunction with other foundational courses, give students the technical aptitude for a career in information security.

Students will be introduced to security and risk assessment via courses already offered and cataloged by the College at the beginning of their sequence of training.

The programming languages, monitoring, and ethical hacking courses taken after the completion of foundational courses will prepare students to sit for certification exams such as CompTIA Security+ and the Certified Ethical Hacker Professional certifications.

Program Outcomes

  • Explain the ethical hacking process and laws and regulations that apply to pen-testing.
  • Utilize various assessment tools to conduct a security audit and identify intrusions.
  • Identify and demonstrate the understanding of Cybersecurity terminology, principles, concepts, and methodologies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common operating systems management and maintenance.
  • Research current threats and attacks and identify how to mitigate those threats.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Information Security

General Education Core 6
Technical Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required 30


Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

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