Cybersecurity Center of the Americas

Professional cybersecurity training for organizations and individuals

MDC's School of Engineering and Technology has designed its cybersecurity degree programs and curricula to provide students with exciting opportunities, the highest quality education, and a variety of options to achieve success. Through the programs described below, our students are able to find an education that best suits their cybersecurity needs.

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Associate in Science

The AS in Cybersecurity is a National Security Agency (NSA) validated program that granted Miami Dade College the designation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). Students graduating from the program receive the NSA validation in their transcript.

The Cybersecurity AS prepares students for the critical and growing need for cybersecurity personnel through hands-on experience along with simulation training and group/team-based learning to simulate a professional work environment.

Students in this program will be prepared for the following industry certifications: CompTIA CySA+, Security+, Network+ and Linux+. 

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Bachelor of Science

MDC’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity equips students with the cutting-edge knowledge, hands-on skills and industry certifications to meet the increasing workforce demands of South Florida employers and beyond.

The program was built following the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education framework and the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security guidelines. The program also combines input from experts in cybersecurity and hands-on training with real attack at the College’s state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Center of the Americas.

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Network Security Technology

Associate in Science

The Network Security program prepares students to secure computer networks and protect them against unauthorized intrusions while establishing a foundation in the field of network design and administration.

The program has an emphasis on operations, hardening and administration of network security devices. Students in this program will be prepared for the following industry certifications: CompTIA Security+, Linux+, Microsoft Server 2016, Cisco CCENT and CCNA Security. "

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Network Security

College Credit Certificate

The College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Network Security will prepare graduates with the education and skills needed to fulfill roles and positions in the Information Security industry. Coursework will include education and applied technical skills in the networking and information security fields.

Students in this program will be prepared for the following industry certifications: CompTIA CySA+, Security+, Network+ and Linux+.

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Digital Forensics

College Credit Certificate

The Digital Forensics College Credit Certificate prepares students to acquire an accelerated credential and the corresponding workforce skills for immediate employment and career experience this rapidly changing and competitive field. Demand for security analysts is very high, as these analysts are needed to create innovative solutions to resolve digital crimes or prevent hackers from stealing critical information.