Cybersecurity is the practice of defending computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks. Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand across a number of different industries. These individuals have the option of specializing in certain areas including information technology or IT, ethical hacking, information defense, information assurance, risk manager, network protection, and more.
Students in Networking and Cyber Security will set up computer networks and prepare for various computer technician certifications. Special emphasis is also placed on the latest cyber-security protocols and the prevention of computer hacking. Students should be creative and adept, as they will work to understand networking concepts and cyber-security strategies.
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in multiple cybersecurity competitions and take industry-related field trips. Industry professionals also visit the classroom throughout the year to share their insights and experiences related to this type of career.
Career Credentials & Certifications
- Comp TIA: ITF+, Network+, Server+, Security+, PenTest+, CYSA+, Linux+
- Cisco: CCT, CCNA, Cisco Certified CyberOps
- Expert Rating: Many opportunities available
Students enrolled in this program are eligible to take classes at Jackson College while remaining a high school student through the Jackson County Early College (JCEC). Students commit to a 13th year of high school and can complete a degree or certification that transfers to major universities at little-to-no additional cost. Students must commit by October of their junior year to be a part of the JCEC.