Cybersecurity & Information Security 

Students who complete the Cybersecurity track earn up to 19 stackable credits, including an undergraduate certificate, which apply directly to undergraduate degree programs at Peirce College.

Graduates of this track are prepared for the CompTIA Security+ exam, which validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. It 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 awards 3 credits for Security+ certification.

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.

Classes for this track are scheduled to begin in September 2021.

Courses and Certifications



PLA option

PRC 101 Peirce Orientation



ENG 101 English Composition


PLA option

MGT 114 Essentials of Customer Service


PLA option

BIS 111 Applied Software Fundamentals


PLA option

COM 202 Intercultural Communications



MGT 126 Organizations and People



Security+ training course and exam




19 credits


* Peirce awards 3 credits for Security+ certification.

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,

Contact Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka at or 215.670.9279.

Classes for this track are scheduled to begin in September 2021.

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