Academic Catalog

Cybersecurity, Certificate of Completion

Certificate Description

The Ocean County College Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity provides students with the fundamentals necessary to pursue a career as an information security analyst. It is the common foundation for alternative Associate's Degree paths, both direct to industry, and with articulation into a four-year university programs. It provides the background necessary for students to prepare for and acquire recognized industry certifications as well.

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated 131,000 positions in information security in 2019, growing by 31% in the next ten years. Furthermore, the chair of the House Subcommittee on Research and Technology estimates that 1/3 of such positions are going unfilled and require multiple pathways, including certifications and internship programs to fill the void.

Certificate Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
CSIT 144 Introduction to Operating System Using Unix 3
CSIT 185 Networking I 3
CSIT 200 Information Security Fundamentals 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
CSIT 277 Introduction to Cloud Computing 4
CSIT 240 Ethical Hacking: Hacker Techniques and Tools 3
CSIT 241 Cybersecurity Legal and Regulatory Overview 3
 Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours19