Cybersecurity Systems Technology

Students who enjoy working with hardware and are likely to approach problems logically, effectively troubleshoot performance concerns and show interest in software/hardware should explore exciting training and career opportunities in information technology.

The Cybersecurity Systems Technology program is a two (2) year dual credit 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 the examination sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Instruction includes configuration of PCs and components, hardware and software installation, and upgrades. Additionally, students are eligible to earn 12 hours of dual-credit toward an Associate’s degree at Paul D. Camp Community College.

Students will have the opportunity to take the certification examinations sponsored by Computing Technology Industry Association (COMPTIA). They will have an opportunity to received an industry credential, pending a successful outcome on the exam.

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

Typical Salary in Virginia: $38,270 - $105,770 depending on education level and specialization2
National Average Salary: $53,470

Employment Outlook:
Employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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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