​​Cyber Security​​​ Specialist

  • FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE for working or commuting students by use of 
  • VARIED CLASS FORMATS include classroom, distance learning and online options;
  •  HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE using Cisco Networking Equipment
  • COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT SERVICES providing students with help from enrollment to job placement through Rural Information Technology Alliance
  • MOST COURSES RECORDED for convenient viewing online
  • CISCO ACADEMY Since 2002

​Providing security for computer networks is a critical skill set in today’s economy.  This 2 year program is focused on providing students with the networking basics required of any technician, but also the understanding of network security to ensure systems and networks are adequately protected from cyber threats.  Students will work with Cisco equipment amongst others and have the opportunity to work at securing on both physical and virtualized networks. Graduates will be able to enter the workforce with a strong basic understanding of security or transfer to a four year institution to continue their education.

Our flexible delivery methods, including web broadcasting and recording class sessions via WebEx, helps students with scheduling difficulties. We use various distance learning technologies to allow students to take classes from home or work. Most lectures and demonstrations are recorded so students can view them at their convenience for more clarification or review.

From enrollment to job placement Education and Employment Advisors provide students with comprehensive students advising to ensure students reach their full potential.  These services are provided by the Rural Information Technology Alliance (RITA) through a TAACCCT Grant funded by the Department of Labor. More on these RITA services here.

Want More Information? 

Text, call or email Nate Erickson to set up a time to meet with an Education & Employment Advisor, tour the IT and Multimedia Design classrooms, or to attend an IT Info Session.  You can also
 request information here.

Email: nathan.erickson@ridge​water.edu
Text/call: 320-429-0472​​

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.