The field of cybersecurity is both exciting and financially rewarding — and the Merritt College Cybersecurity Program provides a smart, affordable way for you to become a trained professional. Start wherever you are today, and get job-ready in just two years.

Learn From the Best

Our program offers a rare opportunity to learn cybersecurity from experts who are currently active in the field. When our instructors aren’t teaching a class, they’re working for top companies in the Bay Area.

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You get practical, real-world training on the security concerns employers care about today.

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When it’s time to look for a job, you’ll be prepared to secure a position with a great company.

By the Numbers


of our cybersecurity program graduates have been placed in their chosen occupation

Per Year

the average annual salary for cybersecurity jobs in the US


the rate of expected employment growth for information security analysts between now and 2026


the current estimated global shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce


Change Your Career, Change Your Life

Whether you’re a military veteran, a high-school graduate, or are looking to switch from another profession, we can help you prepare for a rewarding career.

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With a mix of in-person and online classes, you can earn an occupational certificate or an Associate’s degree.


Whatever you choose, you’ll be prepared to continue your education, or compete for desirable jobs in information security.

Find What You Need to Succeed

Our program is eligible for financial aid, and Merritt College offers a range of services for everyone from veterans to single parents.

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We also provide connections to mentors and internships, and prepare you for job interviews.


Our highly engaged student community provides extra support to help you achieve your goals.

Hear From Our Alumni and Faculty

What Students and Employers Are Saying

Why Learn Cybersecurity at a
Community College?

It's Affordable

With low fees, plus financial aid and other resources, it’s a great way to get cybersecurity training without incurring huge program fees associated with many boot camps and training programs.

It's Available to Everyone

An open approach to admissions makes it possible for people from all backgrounds to get top-notch training and secure a high-paying job.

It Emphasizes Peer Learning

A community college is designed to help people learn in many ways – not just inside the classroom. Students teach other students, and everyone works together to help each other succeed.

It Fits Into Your Life

Community colleges offer flexible schedules that fit into other parts of your life, so that you can continue to meet other obligations while you prepare for a new career.

Featured News

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Feb. 9, 2021

Merritt College participates in HackerOne with Google Play

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Aug. 20, 2020

Best Pandemic-Proof Career: Cybersecurity

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Aug. 17, 2020

Merritt College Cybersecurity Enrollment Surge

Make This World a Safer Place

Prepare for a career to help secure the world — and secure your financial future.

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Hire Our Cyber­security Experts

Our graduates are prepared, motivated, and ready to contribute to your team.

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