• How long does it take to earn the Cyber Security Degree?
    If you are taking 5-6 classes each semester (Fall, Spring) you could expect to complete the degree within two years.

  • Do I need prior Information Technology knowledge to be successful in the degree?
    No, the degree is designed to provide the technical core needed to complete the pathway.

  • Do you offer anything I could finish in one semester in Cyber Security?
    No, Information Technology is the technical core of Cyber Security. Based on industry research, employers are seeking potential graduates that have knowledge of the fundamentals. Cyber Security builds upon a student’s firm understanding of Information Technology.

  • Will I learn how to become a hacker?
    Yes and no. The Cyber Security Degree will provide hands-on experience with penetration testing tools under the supervision of a qualified professional. The purpose of these tools is to develop a student’s understanding the core aspect of Cyber Security. Subsequently students will have the framework to address vulnerabilities within an employer’s network and provide a plan to manage risk and ensure data protection. Students must abide by the student code of conduct at all times.

  • Can I get started in the pathway if I’m still in High School?
    Yes, please visit our CCP page for additional information on the Cyber Security Certification.

  • Will you offer additional certifications in the future?
    Yes, in collaboration with Industry partners, JCC is reviewing options for additional certifications. Please see our website for updates in the near future.

  • Is the degree and concentration offered completely online?
    No, at the current time, approximately 50% of the degree with the Cyber Security Concentration is authorized to be delivered asynchronously, online. As additional classes get authorized, their delivery will be updated.  Specific students in need may request synchronous, online sections prior to the schedule being published.

Program Contact

Dr. Jonathan Lane
Information Technology Instructor
919 209 2509

Mr. David Oliver
Information Technology Instructor
919 209-2204