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Certificate in Network Security

Now accepting Applications for Fall 2020!

Description of Program: The Certificate in Network Security will provide participants with a strong, undergraduate-level foundation in networking, network security, troubleshooting, and problem-solving for computer networks. The Certificate in Network Security provides excellent preparation for a variety of career paths in business, education, non-profits, human services, or any endeavor that relies on networks and information technology.

Four student in computer security classCredits: 21

Credits may be transferable to related programs in information technology, depending upon the transfer policies of the receiving institution.

Anticipated Courses (each course provides 3 credits)

  • CSCI 210 - Network I
  • CSCI 211 - Network II
  • CSCI 360 - Security I
  • CSCI 363 - Security II
  • CSCI 302 - Computer Triage
  • Two CSCI Electives

For students who qualify, financial aid may be available. Students may be able to qualify for:  

  • Federal financial aid, including loans and Pell Grant opportunities
  • Workforce training grants through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • MCLA's certificate programs are ITA approved programs
    • Students who qualify may receive funding through MASSHIRE JobQuest
    • To receive funding, applicants must register with the Mass Hire Career Center.
  • Employer tuition remission programs that some employers provide. Students should check with HR at their places of employment to learn about funding option