At Century College, you can choose from a variety of career and technical programs leading directly to employment as well as courses designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. You will learn from expert instructors with access to innovative learning opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities.
The Admissions Office will work with you to “discover what’s next!” Learn about the steps to complete the admissions process and register for courses. Do you have questions about Century College? Attend a Discover Century Information Session, schedule a campus visit, chat online, email or call one of our friendly Admissions Advisors.
With affordable tuition rates, Century College can save you thousands on your education. Learn about our tuition rates and fees, and discover options to pay for college, including financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. College can be affordable!
Each year, nearly 1,000 students apply for a Century College Foundation scholarship. While we awarded over 200 scholarships last year, many students are left empty-handed. With your support, we can ensure more students have the help they need to succeed.
The Continuing Education and Customized Training department can help you to get ahead in your career by offering a variety of non-credit workforce training and development opportunities. Through customized training options, Century College can work directly with employers to meet the training needs of employees.
Century College offers a variety of campus life opportunities to connect with others, gain leadership experience, be involved and have fun. Students can participate or cheer on the Century College Wood Ducks Athletic programs, become active members and leaders on campus or take advantage of campus recreational activities and art and theatre experiences.
Century College is committed to the success of each student. This commitment to student success and persistence is demonstrated by the numerous student services and support available in and out of the classroom, including academic resources, assistive services, student wellness options and planning support.
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 the 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.
Century College CVF students are eligible to apply for CyberCorps scholarships, which provide academic year stipends of $22,500 per year.
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. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.
Century College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-2Y) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). CAE-2Y institutions receive formal recognition from the U.S. Government as well as opportunities for prestige and publicity for their role in securing our Nation’s information systems. The Cybersecurity, Virtualization, and Forensics program curriculum conform to the NSA requirements for maintaining the CAE-2Y designation.
The Century College Cybersecurity, Virtualization, and Forensics program is also designated a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Department of Defense (DOD).
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.