LCC New Cyber Security Degree Program
October 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Venue: Eugene Downtown Athletic Club - 999 Willamette St, Eugene
IT Management today has to develop and educate their staff in order to move forward and have the talent available for our needs. To suit that, Lane Community College has unleashed a new cybersecurity degree program that will train students for computer and network security. 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.
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.