IT Cybersecurity

Overview

The IT Cybersecurity Entry-Level Certificate prepares students either to enroll in the IT Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate or Liberal Studies IT Cybersecurity Transfer Associate Degree program. They also prepare employment in a variety of entry-level network administration positions.

Problem-solving and analytical thinking are emphasized throughout the certificate, with hands-on approach to learning.

The IT Cybersecurity Entry-Level Certificate conforms to the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) framework for academic programs, developed jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

(This program is pending approval for college financial aid. Please consult the Student Information Center for tuition and fees.)

Career and Transfer Outlook

The Federal Bureau of Investigation predicts cybersecurity eventually will become the No. 1 threat against the U.S. The U.S. Department of Labor projects computer security specialists' employment to grow by 22% from 2010 to 2020, a faster-than average outlook. The U.S. Department of Labor projects 65,700 new jobs requiring cybersecurity skills between 2010 and 2020. Graduates of this certificate will have basic cybersecurity knowledge and will be prepared to find entry-level network administration positions. They will be able to transfer to either the IT Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate or the Liberal Studies IT Cybersecurity Transfer Associate Degree program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information:

In accordance with Federal regulations, Middllesex Community College discloses information about student costs, tuitions, fees, and employment statistics to various governing bodies to ensure certification and oversight.

See: Gainful Employment Information

Helpful Hints:

Career opportunities are open to students with Certificate, A.S., B.S. and advanced degrees in the secure configuration, operation and analysis of enterprise computer networks, including infrastructure devices, network services and the servers upon which they run.

For more information contact:

Michele Stein, Computing and Engineering Technology Department Chairperson
steinm@middlesex.mass.edu 
781-280-3932

Last Modified: 8/23/18