Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Jobs in cybersecurity are in demand, and Lakeland's programs are designed specifically to meet workforce needs. Degrees and certificates are available in both cybersecurity and Cisco network security.

Scholarships are also available! Lakeland's Choose Ohio First Cybersecurity scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that will award a minimum of $1500 per student per year up to $5000 per student per year.

Cybersecurity Certifications & Concentrations

A needs analysis was recently performed which showed the demand for a cybersecurity program at Lakeland Community College. There were over 500 job postings in this field in one year in the Cleveland region. Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on jobs pertaining to information security analysts indicates a 28 percent growth in this area through 2026, which is faster than average.

Cybersecurity Certification Paths
  • Associate of Applied Business Cybersecurity Concentration
  • IT Professional Certificate with Cybersecurity Focus
Cybersecurity Courses for Concentration

Our cybersecurity oncentration focuses on designing, implementing and maintaining defensive and offensive strategies in the cybersecurity area of knowledge. Founded on Lakeland's extensive history in networking, infrastructure security, information technology and computer science, instruction included in the emphasis helps prepare students and professionals for several industry certifications such as CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft and RedHat.

In addition to employment opportunities, students have the option to continue their education beyond the two-year associate degree program by enrolling in four-year bachelor degree programs at local universities.

Hardware, Software & Programming Skills

Our cybersecurity training courses will prepare you with a variety of industry-specific skills, preparing you for success in the field. View our course catalog.

  • Detect host and network-based intrusion via intrusion detection technologies
  • Determine how a security system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, or the environment will affect these outcomes
  • Evaluate the adequacy of security designs
  • Use incident handling methodologies
  • Use protocol analyzers
  • Collect data from a variety of cyber defense resources
  • Recognize and categorize types of vulnerabilities and associated attacks
  • Assess security controls based on cybersecurity principles and tenets
  • Perform packet-level analysis
  • Recognize vulnerabilities in security
  • Conduct trend analysis systems
  • Apply cybersecurity and privacy principles
  • Use cyber defense service provider reporting structure and processes within ones' own organization to organizational requirements
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Use logic and problem-solving
  • Basic programming skills
What Can You Do with a Cybersecurity degree?

With the skills you learn at Lakeland, you'll be prepared to enter the workforce or continue on to earn a bachelor's or graduate degree. Find more information on jobs and average salaries at the U.S. Department of Labor website.

Related Job Titles

Note: this is only a representative list and does not exhaust all possible titles in the field. Some positions may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

  • Cybersecurity specialist/technician
  • Cyber defense analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Cybersecurity manager/administrator
  • Vulnerability analyst
  • Penetration tester
  • Network engineer/architect
  • Systems engineer
  • Software developer/engineer
Possible Employers

Note: this is only a representative list and does not exhaust all fields, areas or types of employers.

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Consulting companies
  • Education
  • Government agencies
  • Health care
  • Insurance companies
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Public accounting
  • Real estate
  • Research
  • Retail
  • Self-employment
  • Service
  • Technology
  • Wholesale
Cisco network security

Network security protects the usability and integrity of networks and data, including both hardware and software technologies. Effective network security aims to manage access to a network by targeting a variety of threats and stopping them from entering or spreading on a network. Digitization has changed how we live, work and learn. Every organization needs security to help protect information for customers and employees.

  • Associate of Applied Science Cisco Network Security Concentration
  • Cisco Network Security Certificate
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