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CAREER STUDIES CERTIFICATE (C.S.C.)

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity credentials are in high demand for career advancement for current IT professionals, and are also beneficial for individuals across a variety of jobs and organizations. This program is offered 100% online! Contact us today to get started or for more details.

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Information Technology and Cybersecurity Fundamentals Career Studies Certificate prepares students for introductory IT knowledge and skills and to recognize, prevent, and defend against threats to information and information systems.

The Cybersecurity C.S.C. program aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the fields of Information Technology and Cybersecurity, including operating systems, computer hardware, networking concepts, programming, and network security basics.

By introducing students to these fundamental topics, the program seeks to create entry-level job opportunities in these fields. The curriculum focuses on developing technical and problem-solving abilities, enabling students to actively safeguard network assets, detect unauthorized access, and mitigate threats to their computing environment.

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ENDORSEMENTS

Southwest has earned the distinction of being a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber-Defense Education, endorsed by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Students receive an additional certificate when graduating for completing the cybersecurity program through a designated institution. The additional endorsement certificate will be available to students who complete the program by the end of the Spring 2024 term.

For more information, visit our Cybersecurity Center.

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PAYING FOR COLLEGE

Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.

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CAREER OPTIONS

distance learning

COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM ONLINE

Distance Learning from Southwest is a great way to get a college education on your schedule. Classes are delivered online, offering a flexible way to get a degree, or certificate, or to take classes to transfer to a four-year college or university. Some programs require internships, in-person labs, and/or classes. Contact us for details.

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