Computers: Cyber Security Diploma

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Degree, Certificate or Diploma


Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Cyber Security Diploma program prepares students for an entry-level cybersecurity position.  Students learn how to apply various methods of cybersecurity investigation and forensics.  Students demonstrate an understanding of network systems and network security, manage firewalls, and install and configure systems and applications.  Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma. 

Job Outlook

10,052 Jobs (2020)

+2.6% Change from 2020-2025

What will you do

Cyber Security has a Bright Outlook. There are 170 projected annual job openings in Iowa for a change of +34% and 80 projected annual job openings for a change of +38% through 2026. (O*NET)

The Cyber Security Certificate, Diploma, and Associate of Applied Science programs are designed to place students into the workforce at different entry levels upon completion of each earned credential.

Students completing the cybersecurity education programs may find jobs in fields such as Data Security Administrator, Information Security Officer, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Information Systems Security Officer, Information Technology Security Analyst (IT Security Analyst), Information Technology Specialist, Network Security Analyst, Security Analyst, Systems Analyst


  • Entry: $25.82
  • Average: $38.01
  • Experienced: $77.31

Career Examples

  • Java Developers
  • Systems Administrators
  • Network Engineers (Computer and Mathematical)
  • Information Security Analysts
  • IT Help Desk Specialists
  • Systems Engineers (Computer and Mathematical)
  • Database Administrators
  • Security Engineers

First Semester

NET 790 - PC Support I

CSC 121 - Operating Systems

CIS 602 - Cyber Investigations and Forensics

CIS 616 - Network and Information Security Basics

CIS 617 - Information Systems, Forensics, and Legal Topics

Second Semester

Total Semester Hours Required: 36.0

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