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Apply for an advanced CIS certificate

The following certificates have limited entry, which means you must apply for admission.  These certificates begin at an advanced level and are designed for individuals who have already worked in the IT field.  To get admitted, you’ll talk to a CIS advisor to figure out which certificate is right for you.

Limited entry certificates:

  • Advanced Windows Network Security
  • C# Application Programming
  • Cybersecurity Foundations
  • Database Design and SQL
  • Java Application Programming
  • Network Administration: Linux Server
  • Network Administration: Microsoft Server
  • Network Security: Linux
  • Network Security: Windows
  • Secure Programming
  • Web Application Development

How long do these certificates take?

The courses in these certificates must be taken in a certain sequence and some are not offered every term. As a result, these certificates can take longer than a year to complete.

Questions? Attend an information session or talk with a program advisor.

How to apply

  1. Apply to PCC

    Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes. Complete this step as soon as possible so you can start using PCC resources. On the application, choose Associate of General Studies for your major. (Your major will be updated after you’re admitted to the program.)
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  2. Take prerequisites

    You must meet the standard PCC perquisites in Reading, Writing, and Math.  Follow the steps for new students to complete your college placement.  Each certificate also requires either professional experience or college coursework in IT.  The CIS advisor will discuss the specific requirements for the certificate you are interested in.

  3. Submit interest form

    Complete the interest form: advanced CIS certificates to let us know which certificate you are interested in.  The CIS advisor will contact you to set up a time to meet.

After you apply

After submitting the form, the program advisor will contact you to discuss if these certificates will meet your educational and professional goals.