Computer Information Technology

Be prepared to design, develop, and maintain secure computer systems and provide security for the users you service.

What is cybersecurity?

The Cybersecurity program will prepare students to design, develop, and maintain secure computer systems and provide security for the users they service.  Students in this program will study cybersecurity as it relates to hardware, software, user, and data security.  

Cybersecurity is a discipline that is needed in every aspect of our society. Organizations that do electronic business are required to keep the information that they handle secure from hackers and others. Many organizations are just identifying the need for Cybersecurity professionals. Data and networks have to be secured to do business in the world today. Businesses often hire consulting agencies or hire Cybersecurity specialists to secure networks. 

What are my career options?

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 31 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.  

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?

  • Cybersecurity - Associates
  • Certificates are available for:
    • Cryptography Fundamentals
    • Cyber Defense Fundamentals
    • Cyber Forensics - Advanced
    • Cyber Network and Forensics Fundamentals
    • Network Defense - Advanced
    • Secure Coding - Advanced
    • Secure Coding - CIT Bridge
    • Secure Coding - Fundamentals

How Much can I make, and Where can I take Classes?

The great thing about KCTCS is that we have colleges and campuses around the state. Choose a college, and you'll find more information on the program and the salaries for careers in the area.

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