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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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, and risk assessment. 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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

Whether students are seeking a career as a network professional or currently working as a business manager or other Information Security professional, the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate in Technology Systems will help graduates implement high-functioning business and technology systems in the workplace. Additional Intrusion Detection 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. 

Curriculum for a Certificate in Information Security

General Education Core 12
Technical Core 18
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. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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