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PCC Cybersecurity Center

Center for Academic Excellence

Because of our commitment to Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, PCC is designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense: 2 Year Education.

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Welcome to PCC’s Cybersecurity Center! At this site you can find information on PCC’s academic cybersecurity programs, housed in the Computer Information Systems department, as well as cybersecurity news and activities, both internal and external to PCC.

Oversight of the Cybersecurity Center comes from the Computer Information Systems department and its external board of advisors. Points of Contact:

Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate

Earn a certificate in Cybersecurity Fundamentals at Portland Community College!

  • Specialize in cybersecurity while learning about computing.
  • Increase your understanding of robust cyber defense technology.
  • Utilize computer technology to address information system needs with security in mind.
  • Analyze common security vulnerabilities and apply appropriate security controls.
Certificate features
  • Hands-on labs and lecture.
  • Classroom and/or web-based courses.
  • Courses mapped to the knowledge units of the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security requirements for a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2 Year Education.
  • CIS 120: Computer Concepts I
  • CIS 122: Intro to Programming Logic
  • CIS 140M: Operating Systems I: Microsoft
  • CS 140U: Introduction to UNIX
  • CIS 179: Data Communications Concepts I
  • CIS 189: Wireless Security
  • CIS 284C: Cybersecurity Concepts

Cybersecurity at PCC

Learn more about cybersecurity