Cybersecurity Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in Cybersecurity Program prepares students for entry-level employment with an IT department in a security-focused role. Cybersecurity professionals analyze networks for possible vulnerabilities and strategize ways to combat cyber threats. Students in this program learn networking fundamentals as well as advanced cybersecurity topics. The cybersecurity certificate covers the Cisco CCNA curriculum, firewall essentials, and basic network operations. This certificate also provides the foundational knowledge needed to obtain industry-recognized certifications such as CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Linux+, and CompTIA Security+. Graduates can find work with businesses, hospitals, schools, colleges, government offices and many other organizations.

Program At a Glance

For those who want to:

Combat cyber threats by analyzing system vulnerabilities and implementing solutions
Gain knowledge needed to obtain industry-recognized certifications
Enhance their skills while working

Program Snapshot

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Possible Careers

Cybersecurity analyst
Cybersecurity engineer
IT security administrator
Cybersecurity auditor
Cybersecurity consultant

*Costs are estimates and are subject to change. Please visit the tuition and fees details page for precise details or call 417-447-7500. Degree time/credits vary with students' enrollment and course completion. Graduation retention varies by case. For program enrollment, retention, exam/certification, and employment rates visit Student Outcomes/Student Right-to-Know. Salary information is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some careers on this list may require additional education and training. For program-specific accreditation visit OTC Accreditation.

Degree Requirements

credit hours
Program Required Courses

For the full program requirements, see curriculum. For the full list of courses, see the catalog.

Program Details

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Program Contact

George Gibeau
Electronic Media, Graphic Design & Networking Technology
Department Chair


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