Undergraduate Program

Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate

Program Highlights
  •  16 Week Program
  •  Accredited
  •  Instructor Assistance
  •  Your Own Success Coach
  •  Books Included in Tuition
Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate

The Cybersecurity program is designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field. This program covers a wide array of critical topics, including Information Security technologies, contingency planning, and system monitoring, enabling students to examine the foundations of secure data management. Participants will also delve into network management, focusing on threat assessment, network security, and strategic mitigation planning. In addition, the program includes in-depth coverage of firewall technologies and strategies for designing secure computer systems. The curriculum extends to computer system role management, emphasizing security policies, standards, and procedures to ensure effective governance of IT resources.

Moreover, students will gain expertise in project management, mastering the entire project lifecycle from initiation to closure in various IT system projects. Ethical and legal standards in IT systems are explored, allowing students to apply these principles in practice. Finally, this program prepares individuals to excel in industry-recognized CompTIA certifications, including Security +, Network +, Project +, and A+, empowering them to succeed in today’s cybersecurity landscape.


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Program Outcomes
  • Examine Information Security technologies, critical contingency planning best practices, and factors for effective system monitoring.
  • Explain the management of various networks involving network threats, securing a network, and best practices for strategic mitigation planning.
  • Design secure computer systems by learning key firewall technologies and implementing effective firewall strategies.
  • Discuss Computer System role management, including security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Apply standard Project Management practices from initiating, planning, performing, controlling, and closing various IT system projects.
  • Apply theories and practical knowledge of IT systems ethical and legal standards.
  • Prepare for and pass the CompTIA Security +, Network +, Project +, and A+ certification examinations.
What is CompTIA?

The Computing Technology Industry Association, more commonly known as CompTIA, is an American non-profit trade association that issues professional certifications for the information technology industry. It is considered one of the IT industry’s top trade associations.

Lakewood University is a certified CompTIA education partner. This lets us help students schedule, prepare for, and pass the relevant certification exams. The first attempt at all four exams will be paid for by Lakewood University. In fact, the Ascend Courseware we have incorporated into these courses is designed to prepare students for the following CompTIA exams:

– A+
– Security +
– Network +
– Project +

Students are encouraged to take all four certification exams. If a student successfully passes the A+, Security+, and Network + exams, they will earn what is called a stackable certificate from CompTIA.

More information about the CompTIA certification exams can be found here.

Ascend Courseware

“Ascend Education delivers superior quality video instruction, virtual labs, written lessons, practice questions and a final exam to instructors and students. We pride ourselves on having the most current materials on the market today. Most of Ascend Education’s courses map to an industry certification. Our course library offers all the training students need to get started on an IT journey.

Instructors and professionals can have access to and choose from courses for CompTIA, CISCO, Microsoft, Axelos, Amazon, and more.”

Program Outline

Students in the Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate will take the following courses:

Course CodeCourse NameCredit HoursAssociated CompTIA Exam
COMP100Introduction To Computers3A+
PJMG100IT Project Management3Project+
NETF200Networking Fundamentals3Network+
NETM200Network Security Management3Security+
Career Outlook

Employment of project managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage as of May 2019 was $73,570.

Program Cost
Project Management Undergraduate Certificate- 1 Semester
Payment PlanTerm Total TuitionEnroll

Payment Plan – 12 Credit Hours

Payment in Full: $10,400.00
( includes exam preparation fee)

Tuition: Tuition=: $10,400.00

Lakewood University provides all textbooks, study guides, supplemental materials, achievement exams, and instructional support at no cost to the student.

Administrative Fees (in addition to the tuition above)

Application Fee- $75 for degree programs; $0 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Registration Fee – $200 for degree programs; $125 for vocational programs (first semester only)

Technology/Library Fee – $175 for the first semester and $100 per degree semester thereafter; $250 per vocational program term

Low-Interest Financing

Lakewood University offers affordable, low-interest payment plans. That means, unlike many other schools, you can graduate without going thousands of dollars into debt.

Low Monthly Payments

Lakewood University’s low monthly payment plans are designed to fit your budget.

Convenient Payment Methods

We make it easy for you by accepting VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. We also accept debit cards, prepaid cards, checks, and money orders. You can simply pay online, by phone, or by mail.

Military Education Benefits

We actively support the education of active duty members, their spouses, and veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Thanks to Lakewood’s low tuition, your military benefits will go a lot further. That means you can complete your education with little to no out-of-pocket costs.

Tuition Reimbursement

You may qualify for tuition reimbursement from your employer under the Employee Education Assistance Act, IRS Code, Section 127. Check with your human resources department or supervisor to see if you are eligible.


No one is turned down for the Monthly Payment Plans. However, Lakewood University does perform credit checks for all monthly payment applicants.