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Foundations of Computer Security (CTFCS)


This program has been replaced by Principles of Cybersecurity Certificate (CTCYS). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


In this introductory program, students will develop the basic knowledge and skills that will qualify them for admission into the Network Security Advanced Certificate program. Students will receive an introduction to the principles of information assurance and will acquire basic skills in network and system administration.

Admissions Requirements

-An Academic Math Level of 3
-Students must also be experienced at installing and configuring computers and be comfortable with working at the computer command line with DOS.

Applying for Admission to the Program

In order to meet the requirements of the market for jobs in network security, students should have significant professional or educational experience in network and system administration and advanced courses in network and system security.

Continuing Eligibility

Students must maintain a grade of "C" or better in the program requirements.

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Michael Galea
John Trame


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 206 Introduction to Networks 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CSS 200 Introduction to Network Security - Security+ 4
Total 19
Total Credits Required

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