Program: Cybersecurity (221-732-09)
Award: Career Studies Certificate 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed to help students develop skills in building and protecting computer networks in the age of the Internet, the Web, cloud computing and the mobile computing explosion.

What will I learn?

Students successfully completing this program will obtain an industry certification and demonstrate proficiency in building and protecting networks.

How long will I need to be in college?

A college-ready student attending Camp full-time can complete this career studies certificate in three semesters.

What job or career can I get with this career studies certificate?

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to work as a Cybersecurity analyst, network analyst, network technician, Computing Resource Consultant, Help Desk Technician, Technical Resource consultant, Install/Repair Technician, Computer Sales Representative.

What is the job outlook for program graduates?

As of September 2019, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for

  • Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers was 612.Over the last three years, this field shed 37 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Computer, Automated Teller and Office Machine Repairers, December 2019).
  • Computer User Support Specialists was 2,631.Over the last three years, this field added 94 jobs in the region (Source:Jobs EQ Occupation Report Computer User Support Specialists, December 2019).
  • Information Security Analysts was 1,274. Over the last three years, this field added 153 jobs in the region (Source: Jobs EQ Occupation Report Information Security Analysts, December 2019).

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2018 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers

$33,900

$50,100

$58,200

Computer User Support Specialists

$35,400

$52,700

$61,300

Information Security Analysts

$64,700

$94,700

$109,700

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, December 2019)

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.