IS81 Cybersecurity, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 26

Program Description

The Cybersecurity certificate is designed to give students the knowledge they need to understand and maintain computer information systems security.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.


All pre-requisite courses must be completed with at least a C grade.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in computer information systems, all CIST courses must be taken five years prior to graduation. Courses older than five years must be retaken. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Christopher Hope, M.S., Program Coordinator


Phone: (770) 412-5702 


Program Courses

First Term

CIST 1601Information Security Fund


CIST 2601Implementing Operating Systems Security


CIST 2611Network Defense and Countermeasures


CIST 1602Security Policies and Procedures



Second Term

CIST 2602Network Security


CIST 2612Computer Forensics


CIST 2613 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing


Note: Students are required to meet with their advisor for approval of occupational electives.