Certificate in Cybersecurity

The field of Information Technology is growing quickly, with specialty areas such as cybersecurity analysis expected to grow 28% through 2026. Because of the emerging threats to the delivery of information, expertise in cybersecurity is crucial for any organization.

The Certificate in Cybersecurity from ACU Online is designed for a professional who holds an undergraduate degree and is already working in IT or for someone looking for the skills and knowledge to help them break into this booming profession.

Our certificate courses are industry-aligned, equipping students to be high-performers. The curriculum can help you prepare for the following certifications:

  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
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What career outcomes can you expect from your certificate in cybersecurity?

  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Information Assurance/Security Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Assurance Officer
  • Information Systems Security Manager

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Joe Feliciano is the Program Director for the Certificate in Cybersecurity. He received his doctorate from Pace University in New York. His master’s degree in Information Systems is from Long Island University, and his undergraduate work was completed at Hawaii Pacific University in Business Administration.

After leaving the U.S. Air Force in 1995, he began to work on Windows Servers, PCs, and Mainframe Systems for manufacturing, health care, and telecom organizations. He has been teaching IT management, computer networking, database, and cybersecurity courses since 2007.

The program director, Dr. Joe Feliciano.

Admission Requirements

  • Application and $50 processing fee
  • Official Baccalaureate transcript from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher. Provisional admission may be given to students with a 2.5 to 2.99 cumulative undergraduate GPA. The program director will evaluate applications on a case-by-case basis
  • Resume or CV that includes any related experience in the field of information technology
  • International applicants will be required to provide TOEFL scores (if applicable) and transcript assessment for degrees completed outside of the United States.

Degree Details


Program Length: Minimum of 9 months

Credit Hours: 15

Example Coursework

Information Assurance and Control

Risk Management and Compliance

Incident Management and Response


School of Professional Studies

Upcoming Start Dates

January 12, 2021

March 9, 2021