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Welcome to the Cyber Security Program

Merritt students ranks 5th in the Nation and 1st in Silver division in the National Cyber League 2020 Spring Games!

Every year, over 10,000 students from more than 700+ colleges and universities from across the United States participate in NCL competitions. Merritt Cybersecurity Program students compete every year, and the 2020 Spring Games were no exception.
In the Gold division, our team, Merrittocracy, placed 5th overall out of 738 teams which are the second time in our existence that we placed within the top five nationally at the highest level! In other categories, our student team, TWVycml0dCBCb3ROZXQgVHJvamFucw== (which translates from Base 64 to ASCII at the ‘Merritt BotNet Trojans’) placed 1st in the Silver division out of 278 teams – a repeat of last year’s NCL competition!  GO, TEAM!

See Fall 2020 Classes Below and Go HERE to Apply/Enroll
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NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic our classes will be fully online Fall 2020!

SubCatSecClass NbrDescrMeeting Start TimeMeeting End TimeStart DateEnd DateFri
CIS5M142757INTRO COMPUTER SCI8/24/2012/18/20N
CIS5M1L42754INTRO COMPUTER SCI8/24/2012/18/20N
CIS6M142981INTRO COMPUTER PRGM8/24/2012/18/20N
CIS6M1L42982INTRO COMPUTER PRGM8/24/2012/18/20N
CIS6M243232INTRO COMPUTER PRGM1:30PM5:20PM8/24/2012/18/20N
CIS6M2L43233INTRO COMPUTER PRGM8/24/2012/18/20N
CIS52M143234Cloud Security Fundamentals9:00AM2:50PM10/16/2011/20/20Y
CIS52M1L43235Cloud Security Fundamentals10/16/2011/20/20N
CIS53M143236Intrusion Detection In-Depth:9:00AM2:50PM8/28/2010/2/20Y
CIS53M143236Intrusion Detection In-Depth:9:00AM2:50PM8/28/2010/2/20Y
CIS53M143236Intrusion Detection In-Depth:9:00AM2:50PM8/28/2010/2/20Y
CIS53M1L43237Intrusion Detection In-Depth:8/28/2010/2/20N
CIS53M1L43237Intrusion Detection In-Depth:8/28/2010/2/20N
CIS53M1L43237Intrusion Detection In-Depth:8/28/2010/2/20N
CIS56M142957Secure Coding in Java and .NET9:00AM2:50PM10/16/2011/20/20Y
CIS56M1L42958Secure Coding in Java and .NET10/16/2011/20/20N
CIS59M142938Applications in Info Security9:00AM2:50PM8/28/2010/2/20Y
CIS59M1L43068Applications in Info Security8/28/2010/2/20N
CIS71M143951Intro to Info System Security8/28/2010/2/20N
CIS71M1L43952Intro to Info System Security8/28/2010/2/20N
CIS72M143953Systems and Network Admin10/16/2011/20/20N
CIS72M1L43954Systems and Network Admin10/16/2011/20/20N
CIS221M243290Cyber Safety/Online Identity3:00PM3:50PM8/28/2011/20/20Y
CIS221M2L43291Cyber Safety/Online Identity4:00PM4:50PM8/28/2011/20/20Y

Click HERE to Apply and/or Enroll NOW
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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. 

Hear students talk about their experiences in the program!