EICC Cyber Center
To deliver high-quality cybersecurity education, training, and information that both prepares our students for the skilled workforce and builds the cybersecurity resilience of our community.
About the Center
Eastern Iowa Community College established the EICC Cyber Center, within the academic department of Information Technology, to meet regional demands for high-quality cybersecurity education and training. Our goal is to provide students and the community with course and degree information; links to key cybersecurity resources, news and information; and events that will enhance the cybersecurity resilience of our community.
Certifications for Cybersecurity
Our curriculum is mapped to certifications, and we provide tools such as practice exams and a testing center to make getting one or more industry-standard certifications while taking classes a seamless integration into your coursework. Certifications may include: Cisco Certified Network Associate, A+, Network+, Security+, Microsoft Technology Associate, Ethical Hacking Associate, and Cyber Forensics Associate.
Cybersecurity Award Options
- Security and Forensics Associate in Applied Science
- Cybersecurity Certificate
Cybersecurity Career Opportunities
Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security. Information from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm
Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021. Information from https://cybersecurityventures.com/jobs/
Cyberseek.org provides real-time data of the number of cybersecurity related job openings on a state-by-state basis.
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