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Instructor Courtney Brown discusses program details on Peralta TV.

Also see KDOL’s Spotlight with Shonda Scott discussing the  Cybersecurity Department’s recent event, “Solving the Cybersecurity Staffing Problem.”

Welcome to the Cybersecurity Program
Top Ten Reasons to Enroll


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 Fall or Spring semesters. Or you can get a head-start and enroll in one of the Late-Start Spring classes beginning March 24: CIS 72 or CIS 54.  

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 or Program Coordinator Anita M. Black at