Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
The Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program is a new technical degree option that will prepare you to work in the rapidly evolving, high-demand; high wage world of cybersecurity.
For more detailed information: Cyber Admissions Handout
What do our students learn?
- Computer hardware and software installation, configuration, security, maintenance, and troubleshooting
- Cyber threat identification and forensic analysis and evidence recovery strategies
- Basic network hardware and service setup, configuration, security, and troubleshooting
- Enterprise network and server infrastructure design, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting
- Software component and system design, implementation, testing, and evaluation
- Industry certification in A+ and Security+ (CompTIA), Microsoft, and Cisco
Why CEI's Cyber program?
- Lowest cost in Idaho
- 15:1 Student-to-teacher ratio
- Graduate with quality training from industry professionals
- Evening programs available
How Long Will it Take?
For newcomers to the field:
- Associate of Applied Science (AAS):
- 4 full-time semesters or 24 months (65 credits), including 5 general education classes
For industry professionals or those with previous experience or education:
- Intermediate Technical Certificate (ITC):
- 2 semesters, or 12 months (23 credits)
- Basic Technical Certificate (BTC):
- 2 semesters, or 12 months (30 credits)
Where are our graduates working?
Our graduates are expected to work in positions such as:
- Cyber Security Researcher
- Cyber Security Analyst
- Cyber Security Audit Readiness Analyst
- Cyber Security Tester
- Cyber Security Specialist
This new program has been developed in response to the Department of Labor’s forecast of an above-average 18% growth between 2014 and 2024.
How much do our graduates make?
Anticipated entry wage is $32,640 to $48,000.