The purpose of the Applied Cybersecurity program is to prepare students for a career in the information technology and security fields. Our intensive program combines both lecture and hands-on training in the areas of computer hardware, operating systems, networking technologies, and applied cybersecurity from both a defensive and offensive perspective.

HOURS

750, approximately one year (31 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $3,701, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)

LOCATION

MTC East Campus

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $32,260 to $94,630*

*Based on local industry information.

 

RECENT EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES

  • Marion County Sheriff Office
  • Enigma IT Solutions
  • The Centers
  • CNE
  • IBM
  • On Top of the World
  • Best Buy
  • McDonald’s
  • Ocala Computer Clinic
  • CMIT Solutions
  • E-Resource IT on Demand
  • R & L Global Logistics
  • Healthy You HealthyYouWeb.com
  • MRMC
  • Marion Technical College

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Cybersecurity Master Plan of Instruction
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  • Computer and network security
  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Attack mechanisms and techniques
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Cryptographic systems
  • System Hardening
  • Risk identification
  • Incidence response
  • Penetration testing
  • Key management
  • Access control and recovery
  • Database security
  • Planning and analysis
  • Software and web security

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Information Security Specialist
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Manager/Director
  • Network Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how Marion Technical College prepares students for the information technology industry.

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STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • AND/OR INTERVIEW WITH INSTRUCTOR
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET, IF APPLICABLE
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

WILLIAM KRATZER

Instructor

BS, MS, 43 Years Teaching Experience, Instructor at MTC Since 2013.

ADDITIONAL FORMS

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BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $3,701, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

Yes