2023-2024 Catalog

Cybersecurity Technical Certificate

Program Description

The Cybersecurity Technical Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for career advancement or entry-level employment in the field Information Technology security specialist. This program provides the basic concepts, knowledge and skills, techniques, and language of the different ways in which a cyber-attack can affect physical security in a broad range of sectors, that prepare for employment in Information Systems & Network Security. Credits earned in this program apply to the Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree. Holders of this certificate may pursue entry-level employment.

General Requirements

  • This certificate requires successful completion of 32 credit hours.
  • A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.
  • Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

Residency Requirement

The student is required to complete a minimum of 15 semester hours in residence at SAU Tech for associate degrees and technical certificates and half of the credit hours required for certificates of proficiency as well as complete all other graduation requirements.  Students who wish to pursue additional degrees must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of difference between the degrees.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements.

Degree Plan

Program Requirements

CS 1404Programming I


CS 2003Virtualization


CS 2124Programming II


CS 2193Computer Networking


CS 2313Linux/Unix Operating System


CS 2343Cybersecurity Essentials


CS 2353Computer Forensics


CS 2363Data Structures and Algorithms


CS 2453Ethical Hacking


Choose three (3) hours from below:

CS 2033Introduction to Cyber Defense


MATH 2103Probability & Statistics


CS 2033 Introduction to Cyber Defense: Only applicable for non-transfer students.

Total Credit Hours: 32