Cyber Security Technician Certificate

Cerro Coso IWV campus

What can I do with this?

Find it! Be it! Find out how Cerro Coso Community College is helping students get training and education close to home and gain skills for good-paying jobs.

The Cyber Security Technician Certificate

  • Provides students with skills to enter the job market as information security specialists, information security technicians, information assurance technicians, networking security technicians, and cyber security technicians.
  • Prepares students to transfer to a Baccalaureate program in Cyber Security, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or related programs.

You can use this to:

  • Pursue professional employment in Information Security for Business
  • Enhance career opportunities as a:
    • Information Assurance Technician
    • Information Security Analyst
    • Network Security Professional
    • Cyber Security Technician

What will I learn?

  • To configure, install, diagnose, and support hardware and software issues.
  • To utilize identifying tools and methodologies that hackers use to break into a network computer and defend a computer and local area network against a variety of different types of security attacks using a number of hands-on techniques.
  • To design, analyze, and support computer networks.
  • To apply problem-solving, programming, and application development including the ability to design, test, debug, and implement complex computer programs..
  • To operate servers, storage, and virtualization including implementing and evaluating network security solutions.
  • To read and interpret technical information, as well as communicate with and write clearly for wide ranges of audiences.

What courses do I take?

Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.


Complete all of the following courses

Program Pathways

All classes needed for this certificate are available at the following campuses: CC Online

See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this major.

How can I afford it?

This degree requires 31.0 units and will likely take 3 semesters.

Approximate Total Costs

CA Residents

31.0 units

at $46 per unit

Equals $1,426 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,860* for books and supplies

Total cost $3,286 for 3 semesters


31.0 units

at $375 per unit

Equals $11,625 in tuition and fees

Plus approximately $1,860* for books and supplies

Total cost $13,485 for 3 semesters

*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.

Need help? Financial Aid can help with fee waivers and scholarships and other aid. Make sure to fill out your FAFSA every January.