Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Associate in Science in Cybersecurity prepares students with the entry-level knowledge and skill sets necessary to protect an organization’s cyberspace. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand today. The recently published Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy highlights 4,153 unfilled cybersecurity job openings in Connecticut and an estimated 1.5 million jobs nation-wide by 2020. This degree is designed with immediate workforce placement; however, students can easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year university. The Cybersecurity curriculum aligns with and prepares students for numerous nationally recognized industry certifications, such as ISC2’s Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and CompTIA’s Security+ certification. Students graduating from this program will be proficient in understanding the learning objectives and security technologies required of these certification exams.
Wage information for Computer Security Analysts Occupations can be found on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website. Connecticut specific wage information can be found on the Connecticut Department of Labor website.