Cybersecurity

Secure business data with a new career path in cybersecurity

Get trained in one of the fastest growing tech occupations, and learn how to combat the costly threat of data security breaches.

Join Calbright's Cybersecurity Program

Learn the principles and best practices of information technology security and risk management on your way to certification and job opportunities in this rapidly expanding field. Note: Entry requires prior IT experience or CompTIA A+ certification.

Right now, all Californians over the age of 18 can apply for and enroll in this program with all tuition, course materials, and exam fees covered.

Start Your Journey in a Growing Job Market

Get started with Calbright’s Cybersecurity Program

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Topics Covered

Build your knowledge and skills in the core Cybersecurity areas that help businesses operate safely. The program covers these topics and more:

Tuition-Free Programs

Our online community college is currently tuition free for residents of California, over the age of 18, with a high school diploma or GED.

Certificate in Less Than One Year

We measure progress by the skills you’ve mastered — not by how many hours you’ve spent in the classroom — so you can move at the speed that’s right for you. Students can complete their certificate in less than six months with an average weekly commitment of 6-12 hours (8-10 months for Calbright's IT and Cybersecurity programs).

Academic and Career Support

In addition to tutoring and academic support, our career services team can help you prepare for your job search, from practicing interviews and refining your resume to virtual events with employers and industry professionals.

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Shukria
From San Francisco
Cybersecurity graduate

“Calbright’s instructors and counselors were always available to provide valuable emotional and academic support. I wasn’t doing it alone, and now that I’ve got my cybersecurity certificate, I’m looking forward to finding a job where I will gain experience and use my knowledge. Calbright’s career coach and career services staff are helping with that, too. I feel blessed.”

Alex
From Los Angeles
Cybersecurity graduate

“I’ve tried everything, and Calbright is up there with the best. The service and support is as good as a full university with degree programs, but it’s free and easy to use. Their courses are aimed towards getting you high-value certifications which are highly pertinent in the field of Information Technology.”

Kevin
From Simi Valley
Cybersecurity Student

“Calbright has given me hope.

I survived covid but I struggled through the pandemic financially and had to switch gears from being a commercial public transportation driver to multiple hat wearing assistant at my employer. With Calbright I was able to transition into IT and now I am almost done with the Security + training. I longed for an opportunity like this for years, and now I finally get to take my test and advance my career in IT.

I am beyond grateful for the counselors and academic advisor.

I hope I can pay it forward here at Calbright in the near future. Thank you Calbright!”

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