In 3 years complete up to 78 college credits, an associate’s degree from Washtenaw Community College, earn industry certifications and a paid internship between grades 12 and 13. Enrollment into the Cyber security and networking programs begin at Pinckney High School in year 11 through county CTE consortium agreements. The duration of your day will be back at your home high school. During year 12 your day will be spent in advanced Computer networking and Cyber Security at Pinckney High School and in courses with WCC; either in Livingston County, online or at WCC ‘s main campus in Ann Arbor. In year 13 all classes will be offered through WCC either in Livingston County, online or at WCC ‘s main campus in Ann Arbor.
Network and computer systems administrator
Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. Install network hardware and software, make needed upgrades and repairs to networks, maintain network and computer system security and optimize network performance.
Information Security Analyst
Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Install and use software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs, to protect sensitive information. Conduct penetration testing, which is when analysts simulate attacks to look for vulnerabilities in their systems before they can be exploited. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.