Program: Cybersecurity and Networking Foundations (221-732-08)
Award: Career Studies Certificate 

Program Purpose:

This program is designed to help students develop skill in building and protecting computer networks with the goal of employment in the short term.

What will I learn?

Students will develop skill in building and protecting computer networks with the goal of employment in the short term. Students in the program will study network resource protection and extend that skill up to and beyond technical industry certification points.  Students completing the program will also have at least one industry technical computing certification such as A+, Network+, Security+, CCENT or CCNA.

How long will I need to be in college?

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

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 be technical support specialists and help-desk technicians.

What is the job outlook for program graduates?

As of the first quarter of 2020, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for Computer User Support Specialists was 2,531.  Over the last three years, this field added 38 jobs in the region (Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Computer User Support Specialists, August 2020). 

How much can I earn with this career studies certificate?

Below are the 2019 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

 

Entry Level

Mean

Experienced

Computer User Support Specialists

$36,200

$55,700

$65,500

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, August 2020)

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