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


WOULD you like a career in cybersecurity?

When everything is connected, access becomes power. Today's hyper-connected society creates a target rich environment for hackers who steal everything from your identity to national secrets. We need a strong defense developed by security architects and tested by ethical hackers. GCSC's Network Security Certificate creates a path for you in the fast growing cybersecurity field. You will learn how to secure devices, data and networks through an intense, detailed and hands-on training program. We also get you ready to pass highly sought after industry certifications including CompTIA Security+, and Cisco CCNA. 

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Contact the Advisor

Melanie Boyd
Chair, 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 general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  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.

Program Requirements

Courses CH

System & Network Courses 

#*CTS1111, Linux+ 3
#*CTS1650, Network Fundamentals 3
+*CTS1651, Cisco Router Technology/Router Protocols and Concepts 3

Security Courses 

+*CTS1120, Security+ 3
+CTS2314, Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
+*CIS2381, Computer Forensics & Incident Response 3
+*CIS2352, Ethical Hacking I 3
+#*CIS2359, Ethical Hacking II 3
Electives  - Choose two (2) of the following:
+*CIS2351, Encryption & Cryptography 3
#*CTS1390, Installing & Configuring Windows Server 3
+#*CTS1391, Administering Windows Server 2012 3
+#*CTS1392, Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 3
+*CTS2370, Virtual Infrastructure: Installation and Configuration 3
+*CTS2652, Advanced Router Technology (CCNA) 3
+#*CTS2653, Cisco Project-Based Learning/Accessing the WAN 3
#*CNT1510, Wireless Networking 3
+CTS1939, Special Topics 3
+CNT2949, Computer Networks Coop 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