Cyber Security/Information Assurance

CYBER SECURITY-INFORMATION ASSURANCE

The Cyber Security and Information Assurance program prepares students to work in areas related to information assurance, network and computer security. The program also contains material designed for students currently working in the computer industry and students advanced in computer knowledge who require specific knowledge of information and network-related risks and their avoidance and resolution. Major employers include computer and data processing companies; wholesale and retail trade companies; universities and colleges; medical, insurance, and utility companies; and federal, state, and local government agencies.


Certificates:

Digital Forensics (25 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Network Penetration (22 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Network Security (25 credit hours = 3 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Technical Certificates:

Technical Certificate (32 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Cyber Security-Information Assurance can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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Electives

Your advisor will help you select electives for your program. Statewide electives, Transfer General Education Core (TGEC) electives, and Transfer Cluster electives vary by degree.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

Degrees:

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

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cyber Security-Information Assurance will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in fundamental areas such as computing, security, and mathematics. The Associate of Science degree in Cyber Security-Informatics transfers to several public and colleges and universities in Indiana.

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Transfer Options

To find out information about your transfer options to public and private universities, contact your academic advisor or the Transfer Office at your local Ivy Tech campus. You are also encouraged to contact the university in which you plan to transfer.

This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

Online Options:

Note: All online degrees and programs are offered statewide.
Digital Forensics Certificate (25 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Network Penetration Certificate (22 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Network Security Certificate (25 credit hours = 2 semesters)

Short-term certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses that are industry focused and designed for workforce preparation. They provide access to targeted, short-term training in a discipline, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area.

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Technical Certificate (32 credit hours = 2-3 semesters)

The Technical Certificate in Cyber Security-Information Assurance can be earned on the way to acquiring the Associate of Applied Science degree. Many available jobs require advanced education beyond the high school diploma. Technical Certificate programs provide education in conceptual and technical skills for specific occupations. The program content is designed to develop competency in the comprehension of general and technical skills. Certificate programs require mastery of basic reading, writing, mathematical and quantitative skills.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses.

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

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cyber Security-Information Assurance will give you the knowledge and skills for career entry or advancement in a current job. Associate of Applied Science degree programs are two-year programs that prepare students for careers, career changes and career advancement. Students who need to take longer to complete the degree because of job or family obligations can take the program over a longer period of time. AAS programs may also prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. These programs offer education in recognized technical areas and specialties with emphasis on analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The program content, which is approximately 30% general education and 70% professional/technical, provides depth and breadth in conceptual and professional/technical skills. The general education courses equip students with the problem solving, communications, scientific and mathematical skills to compete successfully in the job market. Professional/technical courses equip students with the skills to obtain employment and to advance in the workforce.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.

Associate of Science (60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

The Associate of Science degree prepares you for transfer to a university to pursue a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum offers a strong foundation in fundamental areas such as computing, security, and mathematics. The Associate of Science degree in Cyber Security-Informatics transfers to several public and colleges and universities in Indiana.

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This course schedule is based on full-time attendance for students who have demonstrated college readiness. Please review our course schedules for full-time with college prep courses, part-time and part-time with college prep courses.


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.

The Cyber Security-Information Assurance program is offered at the following Ivy Tech campuses:

Bloomington
Central Indiana (Indianapolis)
Columbus
East Central (Anderson, Marion, Muncie)
Kokomo (Kokomo, Logansport, Wabash)
Contact

Anthony LaMear, program chair
alamear@ivytech.edu
765-459-0561, ext. 231

Lafayette (Lafayette)
North Central (Elkhart, South Bend, Warsaw)
Valerie Golay, Program Chair
574-289-7001 ext. 6823
vgolay@ivytech.edu
Northeast (Fort Wayne)
Contact:
John Knight, Program Chair
260-480-2031
jknight@ivytech.edu


IN THE HEADLINES

PHOTOS


Cyber Technology certificate program

Ivy Tech-Northeast offers a certificate in Cyber Technology due to an awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor?s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program begin in January 2013. Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible ?hybrid delivery? via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

Contact:
Raphael Wolff
260-482-9171, ext. 2520
rwolff2@ivytech.edu

Northwest (East Chicago, Gary, Michigan City, Valparaiso)
Richmond (Richmond)
Southeast Indiana (Lawrenceburg, Madison)
Southern Indiana (Sellersburg)
For more information on the Sellersburg program, contact

Justin Suer
Dean of Business and Public Services
812-246-3301 ext. 4709

Southwest (Evansville)
Contact:

Danette Coughlan
dcoughlan@ivytech.edu
(812) 429-1447

Wabash Valley (Terre Haute)

Contact:

Charlie Peebles, Program Chair
812.298.2340
cpeebles@IvyTech.edu

  • Network Security Support Technicians
  • Information Assurance Specialist
  • Security Auditor
  • Incident Responder
  • Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Analyst