What will I learn?

The Cybersecurity and Network Engineering Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in computer networking.

With the number of cyber attacks on the rise and confidential information becoming increasingly vulnerable, the need for networking specialists and information security analysts continues to grow. Valencia’s Networking program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security—one of only 30 centers in the nation—to help meet this critical need. With Valencia’s program, you will be trained to design, administer, maintain and support local and wide area network systems. Graduates will be qualified for exciting technological roles in network design and installation, infrastructure, security and maintenance, incident response, inter-network communications, network monitoring and administration, and cyber security.

Specializations Available:

  • Cloud Infrastructure Security
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Cyber Security
  • Learn How To
  • Deploy LAN, WAN and remote access services
  • Integrate voice over IP, wireless, mobile communications, virtualization and convergence technologies into the Network Enterprise Center

Manage data center facilities and supporting infrastructure operations

Harden information systems and network infrastructure against security breaches

Job Outlook

Career opportunities are available in virtually any company or business that has a computer network. One of the fastest-growing occupations in our region is for network and computer systems administrators. And, as cyber threats continue to grow, the demand for information security analysts will continue to increase as these analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks.

Potential Careers

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Security Manager

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,383.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Poinciana Campus

3255 Pleasant Hill Road,

KISSIMMEE,

Florida,

34746, United States

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,383.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Osceola Campus

1800 Denn John Lane,

KISSIMMEE,

Florida,

34744, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

Application deadline: June/15 for fall; Oct/15 for spring.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Valencia College

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  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in Downtown Orlando

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