Technology is a huge part of everyday life, and is on the top of the list of frustrations when it is not working properly. If you are an individual that loves to solve technical issues and are looking for a new career, you might be drawn towards information technology. At WVJC Online, we have developed a robust and fast-track Cybersecurity associate degree program. Our Cybersecurity program gives students the tools they need to become successful IT professionals and learn skills that will help protect businesses against cyber threats and attacks.
Within this program, students learn a variety of skills including, but not limited to: risk assessment, forensics, ethical hacking, intrusion detection, and security architecture. Since having a hands-on approach is so important when learning about new technology, students get to branch out from regular online classroom learning and have the opportunity to experience virtual simulations from the comfort of their own home, and then complete an externship where they will work alongside industry professionals for 12 weeks. At the end of the 18-month program, students will earn an associate degree and will have had the opportunity to sit for three industry certifications – Network+, Security+, and Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) certification. All three of these certifications are offered through CompTIA, a globally recognized certifying body for technology certifications.
Once a potential student decides that cybersecurity is the right path for them and they have taken that important step of requesting information, one of our online admissions advisors will be in touch! They will lead you on a personalized virtual college tour and provide details about the cybersecurity program, as well as everything else WVJC has to offer – career services,academic support team, and financial aid (to those who qualify). Potential students will then meet virtually with an instructor from our cybersecurity program, and they will work together to determine acceptance.
Living in a digital world has changed the way that we look at so many things, education included. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic these past few months, so many people experienced layoffs, furloughs, and company closures. While our campuses experienced temporary closures, like so many other schools across the country, WVJC Online continued to prepare students for a career. WVJC Online offers convenience and flexibility for our online associate degree programs to make earning your degree more attainable. The majority of WVJC Online students are nontraditional – they already have families, kids, jobs, etc., and need a flexible schedule. This is a great advantage that our online students have over traditional college students. If something similar to the recent pandemic were to occur again, our students will be able to continue on their degree path without many changes to their daily routine.
WVJC Online has a team of admissions advisors committed to helping you achieve your goals. Once a potential student has taken the first step of deciding it is time to change their life, our advisors go to work for you. The most important part of the admissions process is the virtual college tour, which potential students can complete from the comfort of their own home in front of their computers. The purpose of the virtual college tour is to determine how WVJC may be able to assist you to take the next step toward meeting your career goals. Virtual college tours include information that all potential students are looking for – information about their fast-track program of interest, certifications that they may be eligible to sit for, how our online portal works, our hands-on personalized financial aid process, and our dedicated career management team.
WVJC Online enrolls future graduates who are motivated to start or further their career in their chosen field. If you think this describes you, request information today and an admissions advisor will be in touch shortly!