Registration open now through mid-September
EUGENE, Ore.– Hackers beware: Lane Community College is about to unleash a new cybersecurity degree program that will train students for computer and network security jobs.
Graduates will take leading-edge skills into a promising job market. Oregon has about 300 job openings currently. Worldwide, it is estimated that 3.5 million jobs will be available by 2021.
“Tech is the fastest growing job sector anywhere you look,” says Chris Rehn, division dean for Computer Information Technology and Business at LCC. He says one in 20 jobs is now tech related.
The need for cybersecurity is fueled by email breaches, phishing, cyber-ransom, online spying, open source flaws, election tampering, and more.
Local need is driven in part by Silicon Shire, the metro area’s nickname for an estimated 400 technology companies. Lane has partnered with Amazon Web Services, Cisco Systems, VMWare, CompTIA, and Palo Alto Networks to train students on the same hardware and software used in the workplace.
While on the degree path, students can stack up credentials as a Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Cyber Operations, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect, and Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Associate.
For registration information, see the Cybersecurity webpage or call the LCC Computer Information Technology Department at (541) 463-5221.
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