Cyber Security*

Cyber Security*

  • Cyber Security*

Location:
Sheridan College, Gillette College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AAS Certificate 

*This program is also currently available online.

Computer networking has forever changed the way we work, connect, share, communicate, and more. The industry’s incredible growth has generated a variety of security threats that place companies’ and their customers’ operability and information at risk.  Increasing threats have created high demand for trained professionals who can set up, implement, and maintain company- or organization-wide security programs. NWCCD’s Cyber Security Associate of Science and Certificate of Completion program, offered at Gillette College and Sheridan College, will prepare you to join this in-demand field.

 

Industry Outlook

Security analysts use problem-solving skills in order to investigate threats, hacks and breaches, determine the causes and modify or repair security systems. With security threats and cyberattacks occurring across the globe, trained Cyber Security analysts are in high demand for businesses and organizations in the public and private sectors. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts that by 2022 more than 27,000 new jobs will be added to the information security analyst field, an increase of 37%.

 

Careers and Opportunities

Cyber Security analysts implement security strategies and measures to protect an organization’s data, information, networks and systems. Duties for Cyber Security analysts continue to expand as cyberattacks increase and target businesses and organizations of all sizes. A degree from NWCCD’s Cyber Security program may lead to you a related career like:

 

  • Security auditor
  • Information security analyst
  • Malware analyst
  • Computer crime investigator
  • Network and database administrator
  • Network security engineer
  • Disaster recovery manager
  • Security architect
  • Computer information research scientist

Research additional employment information by viewing this program’s gainful employment page.

 

Trained Cyber Security Analysts are in high demand. Where will your degree take you?

 

Our Program

NWCCD’s Associate of Science and Certificate of Completion options in Cyber Security are designed to help you thrive in today’s computer industry. You will be equipped to help companies and organizations protect their systems, data, networks, and information. As a security professional, your responsibilities may vary from developing and implementing information security plans to monitoring security measures and ensuring appropriate security controls are in place. You will also be tasked with researching the latest trends in data security. NWCCD’s Cyber Security program is designed to make sure you have those skills and more.

 

NWCCD’s industry-standard curriculum uses tools and techniques embraced by TestOut, CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft to help you become a valuable asset to any company. You will learn from expert faculty to develop information security strategies, perform risk analyses, install security software, monitor network traffic, develop emergency response plans, and more.

 

As a Cyber Security student, you use problem-solving skills to investigate breaches, determine causes and repair security systems.

 

 

Faculty and Community

One of the first colleges to offer a Cyber Security program in Wyoming, NWCCD is considered a regional leader in today’s computer-related programs. Our instructors bring years of experience in the IT industry to help you learn the fundamentals of Cyber Security as well as the broader computer-networking field. Our faculty are dedicated and enthusiastic, and will connect with you in small class sizes to help you learn and operate industry-leading technology at Sheridan College and Gillette College to prepare you for your career.

 

NWCCD’s strong partnerships provide internships and learning opportunities for students, where you will gain the hands-on training to succeed in the ever-expanding, globally connected field. The Cyber Security program follows the International Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² standards to ensure you are learning best practices and relevant skills.

 

Want to learn how the NWCCD’s hands-on training for our Cyber Security students?

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About NWCCD


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 8,000 credit and non-credit students per year.

Sheridan College

3059 Coffeen Avenue
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-674-6446
Phone: 800-913-9139

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-686-0254
Phone: 888-544-5538