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As a result of meeting the rigorous requirements set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Ivy Tech Community College has earned the Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity designation in Cyber Defense education.
Institutions that have received this designation have made a commitment to fulfilling the mission of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by:
CAE-designated institutions must complete validation of a Program of Study, which is a series of courses and experiences that a student can reasonably accomplish in the course of attaining a degree or certificate.
Learn more about the National Centers for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity
Ivy Tech is proud to offer CAE-designated Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity/Information Assurance and Accelerated Associate of Applied Science at the Columbus Cyber Academy degrees.
The College also offers non-CAE-designated options as well, including:
Below are resources to locate job opportunities in cybersecurity.
Visit the Ivy+ Career Link website for information on internships that may be available.
Apprenticeships offer the unique opportunity for students to earn an income through an employer while earning a degree while reducing or eliminating college debt.
See below for information about scholarship opportunities that may be available to students pursuing cybersecurity education.
Joining a community of fellow professionals or students expand and reinforce your learning through new ideas and concepts. Below are resources for those who are interested in engaging in the cybersecurity community on a deeper level.
Those who are pursuing a career in cybersecurity are encouraged to learn more about and obtain industry accepted certifications to validate their knowledge and enhance their career opportunities.
Monitoring for vulnerabilities and making key audiences aware of such vulnerabilities is a critical part of the cybersecurity profession—and of course finding solutions to secure the vulnerabilities once they're identified.
At Ivy Tech, we work to make our community aware of the vulnerabilities we face to set a strong example and give our students additional exposure to real-world situations.
Below are resources for students who are interested in the field of cybersecurity.
“"Ivy Tech is one of just 84 colleges and universities selected to partner with the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN). We thank you for your partnership."”
–Colonel Scott Nelson, Director of Academic Engagement, United States Cyber Command
Pam Schmelz, Department Chair, Information Technology
Tom Ganus, President, Midwest Computer Solutions Inc.
Scott Mayes, Director of Information Technology, Bartholomew County
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