Online Cybersecurity Technologies Certificate

Program Overview

Learn the tools and techniques to fight cybercrime.

Utica College's certificate in cybersecurity technologies provides you with the basic knowledge you need to start your career in cybersecurity. You'll learn about the hardware and software used to fight cybercrime and observe what a computer forensics investigation looks like.

Utica College's certificate in cybersecurity technologies provides you with the basic knowledge you need to start your career in cybersecurity. You'll learn about the hardware and software used to fight cybercrime and observe what a computer forensics investigation looks like.

Fast Facts

Modality

100% Online

Total Credits

18

Cost Per Credit

$475

Time to Complete

1 year

 
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          Real-World Cybersecurity Skills

          Gain an understanding of the complex world of information assurance risk and compliance, as well as the legal, ethical, and regulatory environment that surrounds information assurance, cybersecurity, and computer investigations.

          National Centers of Excellence

          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.

          In addition, the BS in Cybersecurity online and on-campus programs have been designated a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) program by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3).

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

          Career Outlook

          As cyber threats escalate, both nationally and around the world, there's an increasing demand for properly trained cybersecurity professionals. Utica College's certificate in cybersecurity technologies introduces you to the basics of this critical field.

          When you complete this certificate, you'll be able to take advantage of testing for the CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+ certifications while building a path toward your bachelor's in cybersecurity.

          JOBS AND INCOME

          Curriculum: Learn the Fundamentals

          This 18-credit online certificate in cybersecurity technologies is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, when you're ready to advance your education, you may seamlessly transfer your certificate credits to complete your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity in as few as 28 months.1

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Curriculum: Learn the Fundamentals

          This 18-credit online certificate in cybersecurity technologies is a great next step toward advancing your education and career. Plus, when you're ready to advance your education, you may seamlessly transfer your certificate credits to complete your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity in as few as 28 months.1

          EXPLORE COURSES

          Admission Requirements

          To apply to this undergraduate certificate, you'll need to meet the following requirements:

          • Completed application
          • Associate degree or international equivalent
          • Minimum GPA of 2.7*
          • Official transcript
          • Resume
          • Personal statement

          *Applicants with GPAs below 2.7 can be admitted at the discretion of the department.

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          Tuition and Financial Aid

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $475 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: Work With Experts

          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, counterterrorism, counterespionage, information security, and information assurance.

          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 certificate 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, this 18-credit, six-course certificate takes 12 months to complete when you take one course every 8 weeks.

          According to the 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. The current median salary for information security professionals is $95,510 per year.

          Graduates from this certificate, and certificates like this one, are employed as security managers, emergency management directors, regulatory affairs managers, loss prevention managers, and more. Learn more about the cybersecurity field on our career outlook page.

          No! This certificate introduces you to the fundamental concepts, tools, and techniques of cybersecurity, and no prior experience in this field is required.

          As cyber attacks become more prevalent and technology becomes even more integral to our daily lives, the knowledge and skills you gain in this program will be valuable across all industries and sectors.

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

          This 18-credit online certificate costs $475 per credit hour, for an estimated tuition of $8,550. Note that this estimate doesn't include fees and other costs you might incur.

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

          Learn more on our tuition page.

          The program is designed specifically for adults who work full-time. The expectation is that you'll complete one class every 8 weeks in each 16-week semester, which is considered a full-time credit load for financial aid purposes.

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

          DISCLAIMERS:

          1Not all credit hours may transfer into the bachelor's degree. Permission of the Program Director is required.