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Welcome to the Cybersecurity Program
Summer & Fall 2017 Classes

Students Shine in Cyber Competition

Looking to start or find a new career? There are many reasons to look into the field of cybersecurity, one of the fastest-growing careers in the country, which focuses on protecting computer programs from unauthorized access. Click HERE to find out the Top Ten Reasons to enroll in Merritt College’s program, a unique curriculum created and taught by industry experts that includes an internship and assistance landing a full-time job.

Merritt’s fully accredited program can lead you on a career path toward working in software (Applications) or hardware (Infrastructure), and you  can earn an Associate’s Degree in Applications and Infrastructure in just two years. (Click HERE for a comprehensive program brochure with the curriculum for each program path.) You can begin the program in the Summer or Fall 2017 semesters (under Computer Information Systems).

You will be team-taught by industry professionals and college instructors in a hybrid format, and there are virtual lab assignments using online NETLAB+. The last three class terms are a combination of class lectures and labs as well as paid internships at local Bay Area companies to extend classroom learning. In addition, the college offers employment workshops to prepare for internship interviewing and placement as well as access to the college’s Career Institute & Job Center. 

To apply and/or enroll, click HERE.

For further information, contact Faculty Member Courtney Brown at courtneybrown@peralta.edu or Program Coordinator Anita M. Black at ablack@peralta.edu