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WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM?
Ivy Tech is certified by the NSA as a Center for Cyber Security in education for two year colleges. We are also one of the few two year colleges that offer this program. Ivy Tech Community College created the Center for Cyber Security to meet the demands for high-quality cyber security education and training. Through our nationally recognized center, Ivy Tech students receive the education and training they need for jobs that secure our community, state and nation’s computers, networks and critical infrastructure.
Center for Cyber Security

Ivy Tech Community College created the Center for Cyber Security to meet the demands for high-quality cyber security education and training. Through our nationally recognized center, Ivy Tech students receive the education and training they need for jobs that secure our community, state and nation’s computers, networks and critical infrastructure.

The program will build the foundation to identify and fix computer security attacks. The material covered in the program is designed for students with advanced computer knowledge or currently working in the computer industry. Cyber Security is a degree that can be applied to many facets of the student’s life, from personal to work experiences. There is a growing need for stronger Cyber Security with the increasing media attention.

The quality of Ivy Tech’s programs is recognized by several governmental entities, attesting to the quality of the curriculum, instruction and administrative support. Learn more in the Accreditation and Affiliates section below..

Student Opportunities

Our Certificates, Technical Certificates, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science cyber curriculum provides students with hands-on skills required for security infrastructures and devices. There are also chances for internships and externships to increase student competency in Cyber Security in real-world situations.

Students will also have the opportunities to:

  • Obtain a National Security Agency and Department of Defense-recognized skill set and awareness of current issues
  • Earn a Certificate or Technical Certificate in Cyber Security as a specialization, or for continuing education credits
  • Earn an associate degree and continuing to 4 year colleges with articulation agreement

For more information, see the Cyber Security degrees and certificates section below.

Our Graduates

Our graduates are able to find jobs within many different organizations. Through Career Development, we are able to assist our students in finding a job. Example positions include Network Security Support Technician, Security Auditor, and Digital Forensics Analyst.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

Certificates:

Digital Forensics
(27 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Digital Forensics - Online
(27 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Network Penetration
(27 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Network Penetration - Online
(27 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Network Security
(27 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Network Security - Online
(27 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Technical Certificates:

Technical Certificate
(33 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Technical Certificate - Online
(33 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Transfer Degrees:

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Associate of Science - Online
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Gainful Employment Information


Related Programs:

You may also be interested in other computing programs like Computer Science, Database Management and Administration, Informatics, Information Technology Support, Network Infrastructure, Server Administration or Software Development.  For a short description on each program check out this video or visit the School of Computing and Informatics.

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Outcomes

Program Locations

The Cyber Security-Information Assurance program is offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

Ivy Tech Community College Cyber Connection

The Cyber Connection camp is an opportunity to engage secondary students in establishing a wireless network, creating password security protocols for network access and hacking the network with password recovery tools.

This event was developed for high school students between 15 and 18 years old. 

It will also showcase what Ivy Tech Community College can do for their career and why Ivy Tech is the educational choice they need to open industry employment doors. Learn more

Northeast Indiana Techfest 2017

Techfest is committed to “stopping the brain drain” in northeast Indiana by connecting our talented young students to local technology careers.

It will also help students build the right skills for this industry, which are the skills northeast Indiana employers need!

During the event, students can also take part in an inter-school high school high-tech competition and skill building breakout sessions.

Sign-up for this one-day high-tech competition and conference. Learn more

Accreditation

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312-263-0456). We have had 1500 students in our Cyber Security program from the summer of 2013 to summer of 2016 with 123 graduates.

Affiliates

In 2013, the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated Ivy Tech Community College a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-2Y).

The designation is based on the college meeting stringent academic criteria and distinguishing its strengths in Cyber Security education and training. We are also partnered with the National Science Foundation.