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Cybersecurity, Certificate of Achievement


The Cybersecurity program will give the students the hands-on skills needed for an entry-level career or promotion in cybersecurity. The courses provide an overview of the field of cybersecurity as related to computer networking. Topics covered will include computer network security, Windows and Linux operating system security, digital forensics, penetration testing, incident monitoring and analysis, incident response, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, computer security policies and procedures, e-mail & Web security, and securing a computer network.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve security-related problems with networking hardware and software.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with various tools to solve common security vulnerabilities using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
  3. Assess and evaluate computer incidents and recommend an incident response solution based on industry best practices.


Certificate Graduation Requirements

A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:

Certificate of Achievement

  • Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
  • Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
  • A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
  • 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following:
CST C128Network+3
CST C158Server+3
CST C230Introduction to Security3
CIS C157Introduction to Python Programming3
Program Electives
Select three of the following:9
CompTIA Linux+
CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner
Introduction to Ethical Hacking
Introduction to Digital Forensics
Cisco ASA, PIX, and Network Security
Cybersecurity Analyst+
Linux Networking and Security
Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Total Units21