Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Diploma, Certificate


Cybersecurity is a growing career field, and yes, one in which you can make your mark. Achieve your goals at EICC. Get hands-on cyber tool training and rack up industry certifications. Employers value our skilled grads, evidenced by the number who land tech jobs right away. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

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+, Microsoft Security MTA, Ethical Hacking Associate, and Cyber Forensics Associate.

What Can I Do With a Cybersecurity Degree?

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

Industry Certifications

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Industry Certifications

We guide you all the way. Practice exams and testing centers.

Ethical Hacking

It is an art

Ethical Hacking

Uncover vulnerabilities and create solutions to protect networks.


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Your tools: firewalls, routers, intrusion prevention, and system hardening.


Today leads to tomorrow


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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, On-Campus or Both!

Build a schedule to fit your needs. Take classes 100% online, join us in-person, or mix and match. No matter how you choose to take your classes, we fully support you in reaching your goals. In addition to your instructors, take advantage of advising, tutoring, and the wealth of services EICC students enjoy.

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Start in High School

Get a jump on your college education while you are in high school. Through our Career Academies, complete a semester to a full year of courses. It's free and cuts down on the time you spend completing your EICC degree, often in half. Save time and money, and launch your career sooner.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Cybersecurity: 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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