Nashville State’s Information Security technical certificate can be the start of an exciting and high-growth career. Learn the necessary skills to protect an organization’s resources using security tools on a variety of operating systems. With courses available on many campuses, you can earn your degree close to home in one year or less.

Technical Certificate

Nashville State’s Computer Programming technical certificate prepares you to enter the job market quickly. You will be prepared to take the following industry security certification exams: CompTIA Security+, Security Certified Professional’s Tactical Perimeter Defense, and Security Certified Professional’s Strategic Infrastructure Security.


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About $3,390 total in tuition and fees.


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After Nashville State

You are workforce-ready! With a certificate in computer programming, you may work as a Security Professional, Network Administrator, or Information Assurance Technician. Work with our career services team to launch your career.


Or, you may choose to further your education. All courses in this certificate are designed to apply toward the Computer Information Technology A.A.S. degree.


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Campus Availability: Courses for this degree are available at a variety of campus locations and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Credit for What You Know

You may be eligible to earn college credit based on the experience you already have. This experience could come from your job, the military, and more.


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Yvonne Anderson

Secretary III

Room K-240A, White Bridge Campus

Johannah Williams

Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Room K-240B, White Bridge Campus


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Valencia Darnell

Associate Professor, Computer Information Technology

Room C-214C, White Bridge Campus

Richard McKinney

Associate Professor, Electronic Engineering Technology

Room W-53, White Bridge Campus