Merritt Technology Department Cyber Center - edu.Merritt.CC
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Merritt Students #1 Silver Team Fall 2019 National Cyber Leage (NCL)
Looking to start or find a new career? There are many reasons to look into the field of cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing careers in the country, which focuses on protecting computer systems from unauthorized access. We offer:
Merritt's fully accredited program is team-taught by industry professionals in a hybrid format, and there are virtual lab assignments using online NETLAB+ that you can complete from anywhere using only a web browser. The last three class terms are a combination of class lectures and labs as well as paid internships at local Bay Area companies to extend classroom learning. Each year students take the skills they have learned and participat4e in the National Cyber League (NCL) competitions.
Merritt's A.S. in Computer Science is the first ever in Oakland or any Alameda County City. A Certificate of Achievment is available for people who already hold a Bachelors degree in another subject.You can enter the workforce as a software developer or continue your studies in a Bachelor of Science program in the UC, CSU, or Cal Poly system, and Howard University. In 2014 the average salary for the Bachelor of Computer Science was $140,000. Student Success is supported by the STEM CORE program with embedded tutors that prepares you for entry level jobs in the STEM Core Network and Local laboratories.
The Consortium of Information Systems Executives (CISE)
This scholarship is awarded once a year in the Spring to recipients from Merritt College. The amount will vary from year to year. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarship support for students pursuing careers in Information Technology, Computer Science, and Engineering.
In celebration of National Computer Science Education Week, Hidden Genius Project (HGP) hosted its 6th Annual Brothers Code event, in partnership with Kapor Center and sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Stripe. More than 100 participants came to Merritt College for a full day of innovative programming. This year’s event marked a milestone for our Hidden Genius Alum as ALL workshops and activities were facilitated by HGP Youth Educators!
With only one year of classes behind them, a team of students from Merritt's Cybersecurity Program won second place in the 2015 Fall National Cyber League post season games in individual and team compettition. Strong performances in the following years have earne Merritt College the status of a sponsored school with Facebook's CodePath program. They met with Ro Khanna about what makes the Merritt program so effective..
Cybersecurity Partnership with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)
Prof. Chjiundu Okonmah
Dual Enrollment has brought CIS 5 "Introduction to Computer Science" to Oakland High School. Prof. Okonmah is teaching one of the required courses for Merritt's Cybersecurity program. Students who choose to enter the program will have a head start with an essential course completed, all for FREE!
Peralta Engages Merritt Cybersecurity
Home-grown expertise upgrades security for systems and operations.
Career Day at Merritt College Meet, Greet, and Hire! Fall 2018 The next career day is Nov 2, 2018
Christina Hanson recent graduate now a Sr. Security Analyist at AppDynamics.
Christina Hanson, part of the 100%
of Merritt graduates who have secured work in their chosen field of Cybersecurity
"I had always been technical, but in my previous careers it was never the main focus."
Like many students in the program, Christina entered the field of cybersecurity from a completely different career. While working as an Architectural Manager at a Home Owner's Association, Cthristina started explring other career opportunities. It was Cyber security tthat piqued her interest.. "One of he classes I took ws CIS72 "Network and Security Administration" and I was hooked! Read more about Christina...
East Bay students can earn college credit for Free under Dual Enrollment.Students can continue to regional state, and national Cyberpatriots competitions. This activity is part of a Guided Pathway to STEM careers in many disciplines. one of Merritt's 2017 Cyberpatriots teams made it ot the Semi-finals! We are very proud of our young "Ethical Hackers" team "Bat Squad" and their performance in Cyber Competition