Program at a Glance
Open The Door To Your Future With A Cybersecurity Degree From Germanna
Become a cybersecurity technician or analyst with this accelerated degree program. The Associate of Applied Science in IST Cybersecurity is designed to help prepare you for a bachelor’s degree at partnering four-year schools or enter directly into the career field and start working. If you want a career that offers competitive pay and rewarding, complex problem solving, this is the path for you.
Why Choose Germanna
Germanna’s alliances with business and industry partners mean our students learn the latest industry skills and have the best chance at job placement.
Germanna is designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Education, co-sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. In the Germanna cybersecurity program, you will learn from faculty who are experts in the industry and dedicated to your success.
Career Options in Cybersecurity
In the Commonwealth alone, there are over 20,000 jobs open now that require some level of cybersecurity training. Here are a few jobs that Germanna graduates have gone on to secure.
- Information Security Analysts: Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information
- Security Management Specialists: Conduct security assessments for organizations, and design security systems and processes. May specialize in areas such as physical security or the safety of employees and facilities.
- Data Warehousing Specialists: Design, model, or implement corporate data warehousing activities.
- Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians: Assist scientists or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases.
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What You'll Learn
Our technical instruction includes theoretical concepts along with hands-on experience so you can master the skills needed for successful preparation for employment. More technically speaking, cybersecurity technicians or analysts trained by Germanna have the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities identified in the National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework.
- Networking concepts
- Software design
- PC troubleshooting
- Network and e-commerce security
- Computer forensics
- Microcomputer operating systems
- Unix and Linux
Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.