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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.


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Program Manager

Don Williams
(208) 535-5429

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(208) 524-3000 ext. 4


College of Eastern Idaho, 208.524.3000, 1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

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