Certificate of Network Security (Cybersecurity)

MCLA Pittsfield

CERTIFICATE OF Network Security (Cybersecurity)

The Certificate of Network Security (Cybersecurity) provides a foundation in networking, network security, troubleshooting, and problem-solving for computer networks. It provides preparation for career paths in business, education, non-profits, human services, or any endeavors that rely on networks and information technology. Students will learn about certifications such as the GIAC and GSEC; the program does not teach their specific outcomes (21 credits).

students in a continuing education class

Offered fully online, high school diploma or equivalent required.

Courses Include:

  • CSCI 210 Network I
  • CSCI 211 Network II
  • CSCI 360 Security I
  • CSCI 363 Security II
  • CSCI 347 Cybersecurity Best Practices
  • Two (2) Cybersecurity-related Electives

To apply for the Certificate of Network Security (Cybersecurity), please complete the online application and submit your high school or college transcripts with an updated resume. 

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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
    • For information on financial aid,click this link
  • 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


Division of Graduate & Continuing Education