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Sign up for the Launch Your Education session on September 17 at 3 pm to complete all your steps for Fall Semester Sessions II & III enrollment in one day and be entered in for a chance to win a free 3-credit course!

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About the Program

Century College's Cybersecurity, Virtualization and Forensics computing program prepares students for careers in Cybersecurity, information assurance, computer incident, investigation, cyberspace ethics and computer law. Cybersecurity is the activity or process, ability or capability, or state whereby information and communications systems and the information contained therein are protected from and/or defended against damage, unauthorized use or modification, or exploitation.

This program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cybersecurity personnel in the public and private sector. Students completing this curriculum will be capable of investigating and defending computer crimes/attacks, properly seize and recover computer evidence. Computer evidence may also be relevant in human resources, employment proceedings, civil disputes and criminal cases. Students will: 

  • Conduct cyber investigations using advanced file access methods, reconstruction maneuvers, and data recovery processes to seize evidence
  • Protect computers and networks to defend against criminal and terrorist threats
  • Utilize the same advanced technologies and techniques as the CIA, FBI, and Fortune 500 companies

You could find yourself working in a broad spectrum of jobs. If you are interested in government and law enforcement, you could find employment with a local or state police department. You could also work in the federal government with FBI, CIA, or various military branches. If you’re interested in a corporate environment, you could find employment with a Fortune 500 company, working alongside IT professionals on company policy violations.

View the CVF program's Virtual Center for Cyber Education

Cost & Financial Aid

  • Tuition Cost Per Credit

    Century College can be extremely affordable through financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

    As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities.

    Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our programs quality for federal financial aid including Pell Grants, Federal Direct Loans, and others.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Cyber Investigator
  • Digital Forensic Examiner/Investigator
  • Forensics Technician
  • Video Forensics Examiner
  • Cyber Forensics Scientist
  • Intrusion Detection Analyst
  • Network Security Analyst

Salary Data

Cybersecurity Specialist
According to a 2010 national survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor, the median annual salary for the category that includes cybersecurity specialists was $75,660. Because salary potential may vary depending on location, education, experience and other factors, prospective students are encouraged to conduct independent research to determine actual earning potential.

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