Merritt College

We are very excited to announce that Merritt College in Oakland, CA has graduated its first Information Security class.

Merritt College serves the Central East Bay School districts that include students from less advantaged backgrounds.

The Merritt College Information Security program is a fully accredited A.S. degree with majors in applications and infrastructure security.

This program has been two years in the making and results from the partnership with the CISE CIO organization, Merritt College, and CIO’s/CISO’s from leading San Francisco Bay Area companies.

Summary of the program is below:

  • Courses are designed and delivered by security thought leaders from leading companies including Symantec, Wells Fargo Bank, and AutoDesk
  • Security program includes 30 credits of information security classes, hands on labs, and internships with Bay Area companies
  • Class projects include forensics of a pharmaceutical organization that suffered a security breach, securing systems on Amazon Web Services, and developing Information security strategies

We are now looking to place these graduates into information security roles with leading companies and organizations. Contact Mark Egan ( if you are interested in hiring our students to improve your information security programs.