IT - Cybersecurity Specialist

IT - Cybersecurity Specialist

Degree Type

63-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-151-2

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January / June

How You'll Learn

Hybrid

Daytime

Evening

Cybersecurity specialists implement, maintain and audit the security of an organization’s computer networks and systems. Learn to protect data confidentiality, integrity and availability by implementing current real-world technology, processes and procedures. Emphasis is placed on vigilant security awareness, identifying security threats and implementing appropriate incident responses.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2021 Start

  • Submit application by May 24, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by June 1, 2021

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any laptop with at least i5 CPU, 16GB memory, 500GB disk space
  • 500GB SSD external hard drive
  • Access to a printer

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you are able to think on your feet, are a creative problem-solver and can work well in collaboration with others, a career in the cybersecurity field may be a good fit for you. Those working in cybersecurity are conscientious; they design, test, implement and protect security systems that are in place for a company’s computer system and networks.

  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Specialist
  • Security Administrator

$65,700 - $100,000+ annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

The BIT Connections Club allows members to expand IT skills through service learning projects, emerging technology exploration, aspects of global business technology, professional development and travel opportunities.

2

IT associate degree program students take similar courses in the first two semesters, allowing for an easy transition to dual degrees.

3

Earn two degrees in three years by combining IT - Cybersecurity Specialist with IT - Network Specialist. Learn more about this dual degree option.

IT - Cybersecurity Specialist

CAE2Y Designation

WCTC is proud to be the first college in Wisconsin to earn - from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD), a joint program sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - the designation of Center of Academic Excellence-Two Year Education (CAE2Y).
National Security Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

College Program Name Credit Awards
UW-MilwaukeeBS Information Science & Technologyup to 63
UW-WhitewaterBS Computer Science61-64
College Program Name Credit Awards
Cardinal StritchAny Bachelor Degree in the College of Business and Management60+
Concordia University - WisconsinAny BachelorsUp to 84
Franklin UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Grand Canyon UniversityAny Bachelors10% tuition discount
Lakeland UniversityAny Bachelors DegreeJunior Standing
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
MSOEBBA Technical SalesJunior Standing
Ottawa UniversityBachelor of Arts or Sciencesup to 80, and 35%+ tuition discount for WCTC grads
Purdue GlobalAny Bachelorscredits vary, 20% tuition discount
UW-Green BayOrganizational Leadership - Bachelor of Applied StudiesBlock of 60 credits
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education & Training (100% online)up to 60
UW-StoutBS Information and Communication Technologiesup to 60
UW-StoutBS Management (100% online)up to 60
UW-WhitewaterBA Arts and Sciences60+
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBS Business Management and Leadership50-70
Wisconsin Lutheran CollegeBachelor of Science in Business Management & Leadership50-70

 

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