Cybersecurity jobs are waiting for you! There is a growing demand for cybersecurity specialists in Central Texas. Earning a degree in LANS cybersecurity can open doors to this high-salary career opportunity.
If your dream career is fighting cyber attacks, we can help you get started with a free degree through our Career Expressway program. You’ll attend one of our partner colleges: Austin Community College or Temple College. Read below to learn more about this career. Next, sign up for a CareerUp info session to get started with earning your degree for free.
Local Area Network System (LANS) Cyber Security Specialists detect, prevent, and correct threats to the security of a computer network. They train as network administrators with a special focus on security. On the job, they might perform risk assessments, test data processing systems, encrypt data transmissions, and implement defense measures such as firewalls to protect an organization’s computer network from viruses and cyber-attacks. They may also monitor networks for threats and investigate security breaches.
Degree Type: Associate Degree
Field: Information Technology (IT)
County: Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, CaldwellVisit Link:
A career pipeline partnership with ACC, offering extra support to help non-traditional students get into IT careers.
Classes offered at Austin Community College.
This degree program includes a paid internship.
Students will earn a marketable skills award in their first year of training.
Co-enroll in the Women in Information Technology (WIT) program at ACC for additional support and resources.
Classes offered at Temple College.
Risk analysis, problem solving, understanding of computer networks, and how to audit for vulnerabilities. Excellent communication, planning, and time management.
New workers generally start around $28 per hour or $59,426 per year. Normal pay for Information Security Analysts is $84,094 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $140,982.
Get paid to learn! This degree plan includes a paid IT internship, 20 hours a week for 3 semesters. Interns are always paid at least $12 an hour, often more, and gain valuable hands-on experience.