Cyber Security Program

Build a Secure Future

Columbus is quickly becoming one of the top tech cities in the country, but there aren’t enough cybersecurity experts to protect all of that data. That’s where you come in.

Starting in Autumn 2017, Columbus State will offer an associate degree in Cybersecurity. Developed with input from the National Science Foundation, the National Security Agency, and Central Ohio business leaders, this degree will help you stand between a growing local economy and the cyber criminals who prey upon it.

Contact us today to find out how to enter this important field.

Launching Autumn 2017: Associate Degree in Cybersecurity

  • Front-line curriculum: We partnered with industry leaders to bring you the training employers are looking for.
  • In-person and online: The program combines convenient online lessons with hands-on lab work where you learn directly from experienced professionals.
  • Deep partnerships: Our community and industry partnerships include Franklin University, the National Center for Women in IT, and The Columbus Collaboratory, including Nationwide, Batelle, AEP, L Brands, Ohio Health, Huntington and Cardinal Health.
  • Bridge the gap: We’re actively recruiting men and women of all backgrounds. This growing field understands the interpersonal and communication skills women bring to the table.
  • Take it further: Once you’ve finished your associate degree, you can apply it toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college to enhance your earning potential.


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Monique Carney, MA
Program Coordinator
(614) 287-2233


More than 209,000 jobs in the U.S. are unfilled
The cybersecurity industry is expected to be 170 billion in 2020
$88,890 is the median salary for IT security workers
74% increase in job postings

National Science FOundationThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1501194