Cyber Security Certificate Program

Cyber security is more important than ever, with government and private sector networks being exploited at an unprecedented scale. As these threats grow, the cyber workforce needs to understand and protect the critical components upon which the economy, government, and national security are built.

The Cyber Security certificate program provides students with a foundational knowledge of vital cyber aspects, including operations, laws, and policies. All classes are taught by practicing professionals who have prestigious certifications, subject expertise, and a wealth of real-world experience, ensuring you’ll learn important, hands-on lessons. This program is delivered remotely via Zoom.


A digital badge will be awarded upon completion. Badges can be digitally displayed anywhere to recognize attaining a new level of knowledge.

Program Scope and Sequence

The Cyber Security certificate is comprised of three required courses and one optional course. A certificate will be awarded upon completion.

Who Should Attend

This program will be beneficial to professionals working in the cyber realm who want to expand their knowledge, as well as individuals interested in transitioning to a cyber-related position.

Students should have an understanding of the roles of the three branches of the United States government and basic Constitutional concepts. Knowledge of networks is also helpful.

Program Objectives

Students will complete the program with a deeper understanding of cyber operations, laws, and policies. The program will also help prepare students to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professions (CISSP) exam.

Continuing Education Units

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded based on a standard of one unit per ten (10) hours of classroom contact.

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances

Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Schedule

All courses will be delivered remotely via Zoom.

Course #

Course Title





SWENG 5179

Foundations of Cyber Operations


6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)

9/10 - 10/22
Register online

*Register by Sept. 3 for a $100 discount off your first course

SWENG 5178

Principles of Cyber Law and Policy


6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)

11/5 - 12/17 (no class 10/31 & 11/28)



SWENG 5180

Cyber Risk Management


6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)

1/7 - 2/18


SWENG 5172

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam Preparation


6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
(via Zoom)

3/4 - 5/6


($500 discount if taken as fourth course in certificate