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Cybersecurity students meet with Congressman Ro Khanna on the Merritt campus.
 
• Watch “Spotlight with Shonda Scott” as she focuses on Merritt’s Cybersecurity Program, featuring Congressman Ro Khanna, at the 2nd Annual Career/Employer event on campus Spring 2018.

Click here to view a video about students’ experiences in the program. 

CISE Security Program at Merritt College

Welcome to the Cybersecurity Program
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Click HERE for Top 10 Reasons to Enroll 
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Click HERE for comprehensive brochure

For further information, contact Instructor Courtney Brown at courtneybrown@peralta.edu or Program Director Anita M. Black at ablack@peralta.edu

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.

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. The program’s unique curriculum was created and is taught by industry experts and includes an internship and assistance landing a full-time job. 

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. Each year students take the skills they have learned and participate (and are winners!) in the  national NCL Cybersecurity competition.