The Cybersecurity two-year program will prepare high school juniors and seniors for careers using technical and academic skills to design, develop, implement, and test secure information technology systems. The program will meet the Ohio Department of Education’s Information Technology Standards for 21st Century Skills, IT Fundamentals, Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity. By the end of the program, learners apply principles of Cybersecurity to secure and defend information technology systems, selection and implementation of methods and tools to secure physical and digital assets, manage threats, deploy countermeasures, and establish strategies to protect business information using risk and incident management.
Information Security Analyst
Computer Forensics Analysts
Chief Information Security Officer
IT Security Consultant
Security Systems Administrator
Access Control and Asset Security
Application Development Security
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Network Infrastructure Interconnection
Network Operating Systems
Wide Area Network
Students will have the opportunity to earn Career Technical Credit Transfer among Ohio’s public career-technical institutions and state institutions of higher education in the IT, Networking, and Cybersecurity pathways as well as CompTIA credentials, and complete coursework for University of Cincinnati’s School of Information Technology Early College Entry program. Potential CompTIA credentials include: IT Fundamentals, A+, Network+, Security+, and finally CySA+ Cybersecurity Analyst.
Internships and job placement
Seniors may be eligible for early job placement in the second half of the school year. Criteria for placement include instructor recommendation, grade point average and attendance.
Career Technical Student Organization
Students will have the opportunity to participate in several career tech student organizations, including Business Professionals of America, National Security Association, National Science Foundation, Miami Valley Tech Prep Showcase, Air Force Association’s Cyberpatriot, and National Cyberwatch Center.