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Submitter's Information


James Lee


Director, CTE Grants


Inland Empire/Desert


Barstow College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Lisa Holmes

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Program Details

Program Title

Computer and Cyber Security Specialist (Security+)

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Computer Infrastructure and Support (070800)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

This certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge to configure, install, diagnose, and support hardware and software issues and design, analyze, and support computer networks. Completion of this certificate provides opportunities of employment in the information technology industry with an emphasis in computer and cyber security for potential positions as information security specialists, information security technicians, information assurance technicians, networking security technicians, and cyber security technicians.

Upon completion of the required courses with at least a “C” grade or better in each course, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Computer and Cyber Security Specialist (Security+).

Enrollment Completer Projections

This is a new certificate from a revised program and at this time we do not have any data to provide. But would like to anticipate within 2 years that there would be between 20-25 completers. This could also be effected by the creation of a degree.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

This Computer and Cyber Security Specialist (Security+) Certificate of Achievement program provides students with the knowledge, training, and hands-on experience to pursue a career and gain professional certification as an Information-Technology Cyber Security Specialist/Technician professional in a business, government, or education environment. Students completing this certificate of achievement will be able to enter the cyber security workforce in positions and areas such as security analyst, information security specialists, information security technicians, information assurance technicians, networking security technicians, and cyber security technicians. It also provides opportunities as a penetration tester with a comprehensive understanding of computer hardware, system software, networking essentials, as well as the intermediate skills to protect computer networks against malicious attack, and to use currently available tools to perform network testing, penetration, and assessment of target networks.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

The program requirements for this COA will include 5 courses total, for 
16 units. The program requirements will be met in 2 years or less based on course offering frequency. The prerequisite course (CBIS 1) for CBIS 14 and recommended preparation for CBIS 13 is scheduled to be offered every semester to allow entry into the program in any semester. All of the program required courses offer both lecture and lab hours for both theory and practical learning. 

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
CBIS 1Computer Concepts4All semester Years 1 and 2
CBIS 2The Internet3Fall of Year 2
CBIS 14Internet Security3Spring of Years 1 and 2
CBIS 15Information Networking3Fall/Summer of Year 1 Spring of Year 2
CSIS 29AWeb Development I: HTML, XHTML and CSS3Fall of Year 2

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Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

12/20/19 - 09:24 AM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  01/14/20

Received regional recommendation at 01-13-2020 IEDRC Deans Meeting.