Computers: Cyber Security Technology Diploma

About the Program

The Cyber Security Diploma program prepares students for an entry level cyber security position.  Students learn how to apply various methods of cyber security 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. 

Career Information


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 cyber security 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

Salary Information

Salary: Regional
Average: $42.26 per hour
Entry Level: $26.86 per hour
Experienced: $58.83 per hour

* Salary information from as reported by the US Dept of Labor

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Diploma
Pathway: Career Path
Cluster: Business and Computers
Completed Online: Yes
Completed in the Evenings: No
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus