Cybersecurity Systems Technology

Students who enjoy working with hardware, likely to approach problems logically, troubleshooting computers and interested in software should explore exciting training and career opportunities in information technology.

The Cybersecurity Systems Technology program is a two (2) year program that prepares students to enter the workforce upon graduation in the field of Cybersecurity and/or continue training through post-secondary education programs at the certificate, associates, or baccalaureate level to pursue advanced-level careers. This program is designed to prepare students to take the A+ Certification examination sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp-TIA). Instruction includes configuration of PCs and components, hardware and software installation, and upgrades. Additionally, students are eligible to earn six (6) hours of dual-credit toward an Associate’s degree at Paul D. Camp Community College.

Occupations: Computer Support Specialist; Computer, ATM, and Office Machine Technicians; Network and Systems Administrator1 

Typical Salary in Virginia: $37,000 - $92,600 depending on education level and specialization2

Employment Outlook:
Employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be favorable. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree and a strong technical background should have the best job opportunities.3

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