Clark State College’s department of Workforce and Business Solutions will offer CyberSecurity certification classes at no cost to students beginning March 1.
Clark State is able to offer the courses via a grant provided by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. The courses are 8 weeks in length, online and self-paced. An instructor is available to clarify technical content.
Greg Teets, professor of business and applied technology and Cybersecurity and computer networking program coordinator at Clark State said the goal of this specific initiative is to up-skill and re-skill target audiences ranging from Veterans, to current IT workers, and people new to, and transitioning into the IT workforce.
“The demand for Cyber Security professionals has never been greater,” said Teets. “We consistently see statistics indicating thousands of Cyber related employment positions going unfilled nationwide. By offering these courses, we hope to upskill/reskill students into those unfilled job openings”
Teets said the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts CyberSecurity jobs will grow 31 percent through 2029; over seven times faster than the national average job growth of 4 percent.
The six free CyberSecurity courses include:
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- CompTIA Security +
- CompTIA CySA+
- CompTIA CASP+ (Advanced Security Practitioner)
- Cisco CyberOps
- Cisco CCNA Security
For more information contact Greg Teets at TeetsG@clarkstate.edu. Online registration is available at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehldvqedc05c5db0&oseq=&c=&ch=