Cyber Security | Riverland Community College Accredited 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland

Cyber Security

Why study Cyber Security at Riverland?

You can count on individual attention from our highly-qualified instructors. Your courses will focus on the development of technical competency in the configuration and maintenance of security hardware and software at the desktop, server and network layers. Our graduates will have a broad understanding of computer and information security concepts to enable them to create, implement and enforce the network security policies required by today’s globally inter-networked technology infrastructure.

Cyber Security is one of the biggest challenges facing our country today. The need for highly-trained cyber security specialists is at an all time high as cyber technology continues to be an integral part of our everyday lives. This Riverland two-year program will prepare you for technical positions in this fast-evolving field.


    What will I study?

The curriculum for this degree is optimized to contain minimal pre-requisites in order to create opportunities for entry by the broadest set of potential students. The courses help prepare students for the following network industry standard certifications, Comp TIA A+, Comp TIA Security+, SAIR/GNU and LPI Linux Security.

  • Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security)


   Security Networking Matrix


    Career Outlook
Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

Future Demand

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 2,835 new Computer Network Support Specialists to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

Where Do Computer Network Support Specialists Work?
  • Computer Network Support Specialists often work in the following industries.
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
  • Educational Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Credit Intermediation and Related Activities
Job Title Examples

Internet Network Specialist, Network Diagnostic Support Specialist, WAN Support Specialist (Wide Area Network Support Specialist), Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), LAN Support Specialist (Local Area Network Support Specialist), Network Applications Specialist, Network Management Specialist, Network Services Information Technology Specialist, Network Workstation Technical Specialist, Network and Threat Support Specialist, Systems Specialist, VoIP Network Technician

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)


    Program Scholarships

The college offers several scholarships for students to help with the cost of their education.


Faculty Highlight
Bob Silbaugh

Bob Silbaugh
Information Security Instructor

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Last Updated: January 4, 2017

    Quick Facts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • 63 Credits | Two Year
  • Location: Austin, Online Course(s)
  • Offering: Fall

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