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Affordable Cybersecurity Program Begins This Fall

Post Date:05/30/2018 7:30 AM

Students are currently being accepted for a new two-semester Cybersecurity Program at Virginia Highlands Community College that leads to a Career Studies Certificate and prepares participants for CompTIA  Security+ Certification, an internationally recognized industry credential.

The program is offered at a fraction of the cost of similar programs in the region, and financial aid is available for those who qualify. The program is useful as an added credential for those pursuing degrees in computer networking or for those with existing training/experience in the field. The program provides the skills needed to defend against cyber attacks.

Fall Semester classes begin Aug. 22 on the VHCC campus.

After the first semester, students will be prepared to pursue CompTIA Security+  certification. Funding is available to cover the cost of testing for those who gain certification.

Many working in cybersecurity fields throughout Virginia are paid annual salaries in excess of $80,000, and the job market across the Commonwealth is expected to grow by 25 percent over the next five years. Salaries vary based on education and experience.

Additional information about the program is available at or by contacting Dr. James Baker at For enrollment assistance, please contact the VHCC Campus Connection Center at (276) 739-2438.

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