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Cybersecurity & Information Security 

Students who complete the Cybersecurity track earn up to 19 stackable credits, including an undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency in Cybersecurity, that apply directly to undergraduate degree programs at Peirce College.

Graduates of this track are also prepared for the CompTIA Security+ exam, which validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. Security+ is widely considered by employers as the first security certification a candidate should earn as it establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. 

Peirce counselors will connect graduates with employment opportunities in the region and help them apply for jobs, prepare for interviews and leverage the College’s alumni network.

 

Take the Next Step 

APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE


Courses and Certifications

Course

Credits

PLA option

PRC 101 Peirce Orientation

1

 

ITN 144 Introduction to Network Security 

3

 

ISC 310 Information Security and Risk Management 

3

 

ISC 325 Access Control, Security Assessment, and Security in the Software Development Lifecycle

3

 

ISC 410 Asset Security and Risk Management 

3

 

ISC 425 Network Security and Security Engineering 

3

 

ITN 405 Ethical Hacking 3 

Security+ exam*


 

Total

19 credits

 

* Peirce awards 3 credits for Security+ certification. Students who already possess Security+ certification can earn credit for ITN 144. 

Why Cybersecurity and Information Security?

Median Salary: $70,200 (entry-level positions)
Jobs in Region: 11,000
Jobs Nationally:  131,000
Job Growth: projected 31% increase (nationally)

Examples of lower wage jobs with a skills match:

  • Entry-level IT workers
  • IT User Support Specialists 
  • IT Network Support Specialists

Sources:  Cyberseek, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Salary.com



Questions about corporate partnerships:
Contact Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka at sgibbs-emenaka@peirce.edu or 215.670.9279.

Questions from individual learners:
Contact LaKeesha Johnson at lrjohnson@peirce.edu or 215.670.9388.


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