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  • 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, Online, Racine Campus
Financial Aid Eligible
Tuition & Fees: $10,745
Books and 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

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.

There are many opportunities, both in high school and through previous college, work, and/or military experience, to earn credit for prior learning at Gateway.

Associate degrees are typically completed in two years by full-time students and combine hands-on technical skills with general education. Associate degree opportunities in this pathway include:

IT – Cybersecurity Specialist

Prepare to enter your exciting new career, or choose to continue your education with another Gateway program or by transferring your credits to a four-year college or university.