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.


You Can Do This!   

Explore your career via our Career Bridge Portal, where you can see the credentials and skills required for in-demand jobs, find current job opportunities in our region, and see how any transfer credits you have apply to Peirce College programs.

Applying to Career Bridge is free. 

APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE to take the next step. 

Courses and Certifications



PLA option

PRC 101 Peirce Orientation



ITN 144 Introduction to Network Security 



ISC 310 Information Security and Risk Management 



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



ISC 410 Asset Security and Risk Management 



ISC 425 Network Security and Security Engineering 



ITN 405 Ethical Hacking 3 

Security+ exam*



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 that may have a skills match:

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

Sources:  Cyberseek, Bureau of Labor Statistics,


To get started, APPLY to CAREER BRIDGE

Questions about corporate partnerships:
Contact Dr. Stephanie Gibbs-Emenaka at or 215.670.9279.

Questions from individual learners:
Contact LaKeesha Johnson at or 215.670.9388.

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