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Cybersecurity students examine a laptop during a class.

Cybersecurity

 

Would you like to be part of a high-demand and high-paying profession working with computers? Chaffey College in fall 2019 became the region’s only community college offering an associate’s degree in cybersecurity, a field that has about 72,000 job openings in California as of November 2019. The largest concentration is in southern California with Los Angeles having 21,957 job openings.

Chaffey is also the region’s first Amazon Web Services academy site, making the college the area’s market leader in cloud computing education. Cybersecurity involves protecting Internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. Courses in the program include cloud computing, ethical hacking, programming and information technology. Chaffey’s cybersecurity students will be ready for the workforce or for transfer to a four-year university with the help of Chaffey’s professors and counselors. Faculty bring current and relevant experience from the field to the classroom. Students have access to industry-standard software, hardware, tools and more to improve success.

Explore Your Programs Degree/Certificate Options

Cyber Security AS Program Map

Cyber Security Defender Program Map

Cyber Security Analyst Program Map

 

Contact

Email: CTEcounselor@chaffey.edu
Phone: (909) 652-6519

David Nimri
Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems
(909) 652-6848
david.nimri@chaffey.edu
Steve Siedschlag
Professor, Computer Information Systems, Networking
(909) 652-6855
steve.siedschlag@chaffey.edu

 

Highlights

Starting with stackable certificates that build towards an AS degree, students learn the tools and skills needed to defend an organization from cyber-attacks. The Chaffey Cyber Security Program has a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning, turns the dedicated Cyber Hub classroom into a live production environment and offers alignment with industry certifications.

Students learn to build and utilize physical, virtualized and cloud computing resources in a live, student-created, production system. Students practice hacking in a safe sandbox environment to maximize learning and experimentation. Students learn the tools of hackers and collaborate with others on projects that span classes. Additionally, students learn the art of ethical hacking and how to build up the appropriate cyber defenses to counter attacks in an enterprise environment.

The courses in the pathway will prepare students for employment and for multiple industry certification exams including: Network+, Network Pro, Client Pro, Server+, Cloud+, Security+, PenTest+ and Amazon AWS certifications.