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Ethically attack and test data security
To counter malicious cyberattacks and data theft, you have to learn to hack. As a “white hat” hacker, you anticipate known and evolving ways your network, application, site or customer info can be compromised.
The Ethical Hacker Certificate takes two semesters. You walk away with tested skills in:
- data security and encryption
- information governance
What can you do with an Ethical Hacker certificate?
The certificate in Ethical Hacker prepares you to transfer work in IT, programming or related fields, which prepares you for these careers.
Expand your skillset with stackable certificates
The 24 college credits you earn with your certificate in ethical hacking can all apply to an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) (63-65 credits). This certificate can also be earned along the way as you complete your A.A.S. with the specialty option of Network Administration and Cybersecurity. That’s one way to stack this certificate toward another credential.
You can also earn a second certificate, upgrading or expanding your skillset. Choose a certificate combination specific to your interests or how you want to develop your career. Choose from these other certificates:
100% OnlineCan be completed 100% online.
Financial Aid/Scholarships AvailableBased on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
Career CertificateEarn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
Program Length: 1 YearFull-time students finish in 1 year.
A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.
This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.
- Credit for prior learning available
- Dual credit options available
- Global citizenship
- Online/Virtual options available
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights CLC 120 2 CIT 131 3 CIT 132 3 CIT 139 3 CIT 134 3
Course Code CLC 120 Course Title Credits 2 Course Highlights
Course Code CIT 131 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Course Code CIT 132 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Course Code CIT 139 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Course Code CIT 134 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights CIT 142 4 CIT 152 3 CIT 162 3
Course Code CIT 142 Course Title Credits 4 Course Highlights
Course Code CIT 152 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Course Code CIT 162 Course Title Credits 3 Course Highlights
Total Credit Hours24
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