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.

This program might be right for you if you have

  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Technical Aptitude
  • Knowledge of Security Across Various Platforms
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication Skills
  • Fundamental Computer Forensics Skills
  • A Desire to Learn
  • An Understanding of Hacking

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?

  • Affordable
  • 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 (60 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 (30 credits)
  • Basic Technical Certificate (BTC):
    • 2 semesters, or 12 months (23 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


How much do our graduates make?

Anticipated entry wage is $32,640 to $48,000.



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.


Catalog Information

Don Williams
Program Manager
(208) 535-5429

(208) 524-3000 ext. 4