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Cyber Security
Associate of Applied Science Degree. Certificate.

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Overview of Cyber Security

Formerly Network Security

As business reliance on computer networks continues growing, so does the value of securing those networks from hackers, viruses and other threats.  Kilgore College's world-class Microsoft IT Academy curriculum will help you obtain the hands-on skills and practice that you need to succeed in technology careers. The program offers classroom and online learning, hands-on labs, and access to hundreds of courses, books, cutting-edge resources, and collaboration tools. Most important, you can earn valuable Microsoft Certifications, which can increase your chances of getting a good job in today's tough economy. There is a global need for people highly skilled in Microsoft technologies, and Microsoft Certifications are the credentials you need to impress employers.”

Cyber Security Certificate & Degree

What do graduates of the program do?

Security specialists plan, coordinate and implement an organization’s information security, educate users on computer security, install security software, monitor the network for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks and, in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime.

What is the job outlook for graduates?

This field is one of the fastest-growing areas of Information Technology.  According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, explosive growth in computer areas is expected to fuel demand for specialists knowledgeable about network, data and communications security. Demand for computer security specialists will grow as businesses and governments continue to invest heavily in cyber-security, protecting vital computer networks and electronic infrastructure from attack.

hat kind of salary can graduates
expect locally and nationally?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national median salary for Computer Security Specialist is $38,610. Local salaries will vary.

How long does it take to complete the program?

Students can complete a one-year certificate or a two-year associate degree. Both are designed to give you the necessary training for this exploding profession, with a minimal investment of time at low Kilgore College tuition rates.

One very attractive aspect of the degree is the inclusion of preparatory work for three highly desired certifications–Cisco Corporation Networking Academy (CCNA), Microsoft Certified System Administrator and Security+.

The one-year certificate program also includes preparatory work for the CCNA certification.

Which computer track fits you best?
Download this pdf to learn more about our choices.

Cyber Security is a fast-growing, high-demand, high-paying field.
Begin your certificate or degree at Kilgore College.

» Contact Information

Chris Marshall
Cisco Regional Academy Director
Phone: (903) 983-8158 
M. Kenneth Whitten Applied Technology Center (AT)

updated 06/07/11


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