CAE2Y Cybersecurity

17-credit Technical Certificate

Gain the knowledge, skills and ability to protect computers, networks, infrastructure, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction.

Master the skills necessary to earn this popular, in-demand professional certification, and demonstrate the technological proficiency to excel in protecting critical information technology infrastructures. This specialty certificate complements many degree and diploma programs within the Information Technology area of WCTC’s School of Business.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-188 Linux Essentials3  
 150-178 Cisco1-Intro to Networks3 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-154 Shell Scripting2  
 150-157 Data Security3 *
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 107-103 IT Business Strategies3+ 
 150-161 Ethical Hacking3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.