Network Security (Cybersecurity), C.C.C.


WOULD you like a career in cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity professionals create and implement tactics to secure computer networks and systems.   Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand as the growing number of cyber attacks continually increase.  The Network Security Cybersecurity College Credit Certificate features a rigorous, hands-on curriculum taught by experienced industry professionals.  In our courses, you will learn how to secure devices, data, and networks.  Successful completion of this certificate prepares you to take highly sought after industry certifications.

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Contact the Advisor

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology

Jordan Hale
Academic Program Support Specialist, Business and Technology


Who is eligible for the Network Security (Cybersecurity), C.C.C.?

If you can pass an FDLE background check.

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the Network Security (Cybersecurity), C.C.C.?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2020-2021 Catalog Requirements

Courses CH

System & Network Courses 

+*CTS1120, Security+ 3
#*CTS1111, Linux+ 3
#*CTS1390, Installing & Configuring Windows Server 3
#*CTS1650, Network Fundamentals 3
+CTS1134, Network Essentials (Network+) 3
+*CTS1651, Cisco Router Technology/Router Protocols and Concepts 3
+*CIS2381, Computer Forensics & Incident Response 3
+CTS2314, Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
+CTS2315, Intrusion Detection and Firewalls 3
CIS2352, Ethical Hacking I 3



• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology