Information Technology – Cybersecurity Specialist

If you are a hands-on learner who wants to help strategize how to protect information and data from attacks, identity theft and data breaches in today’s digital world, get started with Gateway’s IT – Cybersecurity Specialist associate degree. You’ll develop the skills needed to design, test, implement and monitor security measures for any company’s network, and you’ll gain your foothold toward a rewarding career with significant earning potential.

  • Gain hands-on experience troubleshooting and problem-solving by learning outside-the-box network and data security from professional instructors.
  • Cutting-edge technology, NetLab and virtual lab systems give you convenient 24/7 online access to practice the skills you’ll need to succeed on the job.
  • Gain proven career skills with a curriculum designed to meet criteria set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and needs identified by area employers and professionals.
  • Flexible course scheduling includes convenient evening options for core courses offered at the Racine and Elkhorn campuses and many general education and elective courses offered mostly online, so you can accomplish your learning and career goals without having to make major adjustments to your schedule.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Racine Campus, Online

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $10,745
Books & Supplies: $4,964

Start Dates


Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Cybersecurity Specialist, Access Control Specialist, Cybersecurity Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Information Systems Security Manager

IT – Cybersecurity Specialist Career Pathway

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