Online Certificate of Advanced Studies - Cyber Operations

Program Overview

Play a pivotal role in protecting your organization.

Learn the state-of-the-art tools and techniques used in cyber defense and cyberattack domains and emerge ready to play a pivotal role in protecting your organization from cybercrime. With Utica College's online advanced cyber operations certificate, you'll gain hands-on experience applying your skills in controlled environments. You'll examine data-hiding methods, uncover system vulnerabilities, and identify and mitigate cyber intrusions and attacks.

Learn the state-of-the-art tools and techniques used in cyber defense and cyberattack domains and emerge ready to play a pivotal role in protecting your organization from cybercrime. With Utica College's online advanced cyber operations certificate, you'll gain hands-on experience applying your skills in controlled environments. You'll examine data-hiding methods, uncover system vulnerabilities, and identify and mitigate cyber intrusions and attacks.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$895

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          Advance in This Booming Field

          As a graduate of this certificate program, you'll not only expand your skills and advance your career. You'll also be preparing to take the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam or seamlessly transfer into our Master's in Cybersecurity, Master's in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis, or Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.*

          Acclaim for Utica College

          The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Utica College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014–2019. Our cybersecurity programs have also been recognized for their excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

          Learn more about why Utica College is your best choice for a cybersecurity education.

          Career Outlook

          Keeping data secure in both the public and private sectors is the catalyst for job growth in cybersecurity. With escalating concerns about cyber threats, there is a high demand for properly trained cybersecurity professionals. Utica College's advanced cyber operations certificate provides a way to differentiate yourself quickly while building a path toward advanced education.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Add Credentials to Your Skillset

          This 18-credit, online advanced certificate in cyber operations is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's.

          Utica offers a seamless transfer process into the Master's in Cybersecurity, Master's in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis, or Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in as few as 12 months. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Add Credentials to Your Skillset

          This 18-credit, online advanced certificate in cyber operations is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, you'll be well on your way to completing your master's.

          Utica offers a seamless transfer process into the Master's in Cybersecurity, Master's in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis, or Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, so when you're ready, you can continue your education and graduate with your master's in as few as 12 months. Not all credit hours may transfer into the Master's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admissions Requirements

          To enroll in the advanced certificate in cyber operations, you will need to submit the following:

          • Completed application
          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7*
          • Official transcripts
          • Resume
          • No GRE or GMAT required

          *Applicants with a GPA below 2.7 may still be admitted at the discretion of the department.

          Learn more about the application process and additional requirements for international students.

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $895 per credit hour. Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid.

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          Faculty: Learn From Experienced Professionals

          Our cybersecurity faculty members have a robust background in the industry and many years of combined experience educating cybersecurity professionals. They're experts in topics such as forensics, counter-terrorism, counter-espionage, information security, and information assurance, and they've helped develop cybersecurity programs at institutions across the nation. You'll directly benefit from their instruction, mentorship, career advice, and network of opportunities.

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          Why Learn Online
          With Utica College?

          Benefits of Being an Online Student

          Whether you are advancing your career or switching it, online learning gives you a unique perspective from your instructors and fellow students. You'll get the same high-quality education, credentials, and faculty support without slowing down your life.

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          Planning Your Budget

          Paying for an online education doesn't have to be stressful. We've compiled helpful resources that can get you well on your way to financing your education. Learn more about available options and how you can get started.

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          Frequently Asked Questions

          Advancing your life and career with an online degree comes with lots of questions, and we want to ensure your search for answers is effortless. If you have a question we haven't covered, call (866) 295-3106 to speak with a program manager.

          On average, it takes 12 months to complete, taking one course every eight weeks.

          According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the information security field is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than average for all occupations. Current median salary for information security professionals is $95,510 per year.

          Graduates from this certificate and certificates like this one have gone on to work as Information Security Analysts, Emergency Management Directors, Compliance Managers and more.

          For more information, visit our career outlook page.

          A background in information security is helpful but not required for admission into our cyber operations certificate program.

          If you have any questions or concerns, connect with a program manager at (866) 295-3106 to see if you'd be a good fit for this certificate.

          This online certificate has a total estimated cost of $16,110. It consists of 18 credits and costs $895 per credit hour. Note that this estimate does not include fees. Learn more on our tuition page.

          Utica College is dedicated to making an advanced education accessible and affordable and offers many avenues for financial aid, from scholarships to military benefits.

          It's up to you. We've designed our certificate programs to fit into the lives of students as they maintain full-time employment. As such, students are expected to take one class every eight weeks in each 16-week semester. This is considered full-time for financial aid purposes. In some instances, a different course schedule may be allowed, but only with approval from your academic advisor.

          All six classes listed in the curriculum are required to complete this certificate, for a total of 18 credits.