Already have experience or a degree in an IT-related field? Build on your skills with this short-term certificate. Get hands-on cyber tool training and rack up industry certifications. Add to your resume, take on additional responsibilities, or qualify for more jobs. 

What You Learn in Cybersecurity

This is an expanding and ever-evolving field. Learn to install and configure networks, programming, and security best practices. And to evaluate cybersecurity risks and needs. We teach you all you need to know to earn industry certifications including Linux+, CompTIA Security + , and MTA 98-367 Microsoft Security Fundamentals. 

What Can I Do With a Cybersecurity Certificate?

As a cybersecurity professional, you secure and protect information, identify threats, and create solutions. Your skills are in high demand by companies large and small. Pick your specialization and career path. Become an IT auditor, forensics expert, network administrator, or direct systems security.

A Solid Foundation

Ethical Hacking

It is an art

Ethical Hacking

Uncover vulnerabilities and create solutions to protect networks.

Computer Forensics

Extract evidence

Computer Forensics

Identify, preserve, and extract evidence using forensic software.

Network Security

Hacker proof

Network Security

Learn the basics of security policies and firewalls to thwart hackers.

Network Attacks


Network Attacks

Analyze attacks, detect intrusions, and configure advanced defense countermeasures.

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National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber-Defense (CAE-CD)

National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in CybersecurityEICC is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Our qualifying Program of Study, Information Technology – Cybersecurity AAS, course content, curriculum, and practices meet the criteria established by the NSA, FBI, CISA, and its other federal partners. The CAE-CD designation is valid through 2028.

National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community SealThe goal of the NCAE program is to strengthen our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense. The designated institutions are active participants in setting a high standard for cybersecurity education and producing confident professionals who have extensive cyber defense expertise.

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EC-Council Academia Partner

EC-Council Academia PartnerThe EC-Council is the world’s largest cyber security technical certification body and creator of industry certifications, including:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker
  • Certified Cybersecurity Technician
  • Certified Network Defender
  • Certified SOC Analyst
  • Certified Chief Information Security Officer

As an academic partner, EICC faculty and students have access to training tools and resources recognized worldwide - including entry to competitions like Hacker Halted and Global Cyberlympics!

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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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Step into the Cyber Center

We created the EICC Cyber Center to meet regional demand for high-quality cybersecurity education and training. We provide you and the community with educational programs, connections to key cybersecurity resources, news and information, and events.

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Get Certified

Our IT curriculum is mapped to certifications and we provide tools such as practice exams and a testing center. Getting one or more industry-standard certifications while taking classes is a seamless integration into your coursework. This includes certifications from CompTIA, Microsoft, Cisco, and Amazon Web Services.

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Join In and Stand Out

Have fun and gain an edge. Compete in cyber competitions and push your skills beyond the classroom. Test yourself and document what you can achieve. Join our chapter of the National Cybersecurity Student Association (NCSA). Attend the annual CornCon Cybersecurity Conference. With us, you can fully dive into the field and build that resume.

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Online to Fit Your Needs!

With more than 1,000 online students each semester and years of experience, we are an established leader in online education. Take classes on your schedule and be fully supported in reaching your goals. In addition to your instructor, take advantage of advising, tutoring, and all services EICC students enjoy.


Ready to Launch?

Start here. Earn a certificate. Build new skills in a short-term program. Step into the field and enjoy the edge you now have in the job market. From baking to digital analytics, we give you a launching pad.

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Cybersecurity Certificate: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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