Certificate of Completion in Cyber Engineering

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the locations, partners, and available tracks of the award.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Option Information Security Option Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS156 Python Programming: Level I 3
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks 3–4
BPC270 or
MST150++
A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support or Any Microsoft Windows course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Option Information Security Option Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS111 or
ITS120
Ethics in Information Technology or Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 3
ITS240 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3
CIS162++ Any C Programming: Level I course Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Option Information Security Option 0–3
CIS227 Assembly Language 3
CIS238DL or
CIS238RH
Linux System Administration or Red Hat System Administration II 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276++
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or Any SQL Database course 3
CIS262++ Any C Programming: Level II course 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems CS 3
CIS126DL or
CIS126RH
Linux Operating System or Red Hat System Administration I 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS190 or
CNT140AB
Introduction to Networking or Introduction to Networks 3–4
BPC270 or
MST150++
A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support or Any Microsoft Windows course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Option Information Security Option Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS156 Python Programming: Level I 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Option Information Security Option Critical course Gateway course 3
CIS111 or
ITS120
Ethics in Information Technology or Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Option Information Security Option 0–3
CIS162++ Any C Programming: Level I course Critical course Gateway course 3
ITS240 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS238DL or
CIS238RH
Linux System Administration or Red Hat System Administration II 3
CIS119DO or
CIS276++
Introduction to Oracle: SQL or Any SQL Database course 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CIS227 Assembly Language 3
CIS262++ Any C Programming: Level II course 3

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.