Cybersecurity careers are fun, challenging, and perfect for those who enjoy collaborating with others and making a positive difference in the local and global community. Almost every type of electronic technology related job requires an information technology (IT) security professional. All data transfer devices, such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, servers, automobiles, advanced manufacturing, agriculture equipment, game consoles, etc., require security considerations and defenses. A skilled cybersecurity professional is often the first and the last line of defense in securing electronic data and communication.
Upon completion of the Cybersecurity degree program, a graduate should be able to:
Average Class Size
15 – 20
Things to Consider
Students get hands-on experience with technologies such as firewall appliances and Linux. These technologies and others require cybersecurity professionals to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s IT networks and related technology systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.
Interested in earning a Bachelor’s? This degree program qualifies for East Carolina University’s BS in Industrial Technology Transfer Program! Once you receive your Associate in Applied Science degree at WCC, you have the option of transferring your credits to ECU towards a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology (BSIT). Learn more about the program at ECU’s website.
The program incorporates some competencies of the below industry-recognized certification exams.
Students will need access to a computer to complete work outside the classroom. In addition to textbooks, students will be required to provide their own portable storage media for most classes.
Cybersecurity is needed in any organization that has IT devices. This means nearly every organization is a potential source of employment for graduates with this degree.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.