quinebaug valley community college

Associate of Science, Cybersecurity

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DEGREE

Computer Science – IT Support Services

CERTIFICATES

Senior Network Specialist
Associate Network Specialist

Contact Information

Chris Parden
Associate Professor of Computer Networking & Technology
860.932.4913
cparden@qvcc.edu

Events

27 October, 2020

Supporting LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence

Presenter: Bridget Koestner, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence Description: Sexual Violence…

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27 October, 2020

Virtual Career Presentation: Exploring Majors and Careers

Learn about effective strategies and the resources available to help you determine…

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28 October, 2020

Virtual Career Presentation: Effective Resumes

This presentation will review the basic elements of creating or updating your…

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29 October, 2020

Virtual Career Presentation: Interviews and Networking

This virtual presentation will help attendees develop effective strategies for interviewing and…

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10 November, 2020

The Neurobiology of Trauma on Survivors of Sexual Violence  

Presenter: Bridget Koestner, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence Description: In order…

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OVERVIEW

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 necessary to pass both of these certification exams.

Career Outlook

• The Associate of Science in Cybersecurity degree is a 60-credit program that many students can complete in two years.

• The recently published Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy highlights 4,153 open cybersecurity positions in Connecticut.

• It is expected that by 2020, 1.5 million jobs in the Cybersecurity field will need to be filled, nationwide.