Information Technology:
Cybersecurity

Our immersive Information Technology Cybersecurity specialty gives you hands-on experience in today’s most relevant IT techniques. Cybersecurity is the protection of Internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data. Learn about cybersecurity principles, current challenges to threat prevention and strategies to counter security risks.

Summit Approach

We provide knowledge that works. Real-world career preparation and the hands-on experience employers demand without the cost of other institutions. Are you ready?

Class start is February 1, 2021.
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“In all my years of education I have never had teachers that care so much for students on a personal level, as well as their education.

— Angel Morris

“Attending Summit made me feel good and helped me take a step forward toward a new and exciting career.”

— Linus Onuoha

What does Cybersecurity support do?

An entry-level position in cybersecurity is important in protecting network systems by managing firewalls, monitoring passive and active threats, and helping deploy security policies. This position is vital in providing technical support to staff within a company to ensure overall safety measures are intact.

Here are a few facts about our IT program:

The course is 20 weeks and consists of two phases

Tuition is 100% covered

Program start date is potentially February 1, 2021

You will participate in a paid, on-the-job training/internship

Class schedule is Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Cybersecurity Essential Duties

  • Monitor systems to identify and prevent threats
  • Find cyber vulnerabilities and assist to patch weaknesses before they are exploited
  • Identify, analyze, and troubleshoot issues both independently and within a team setting
  • Communicate to staff through phone, email, or face-to-face interactions

You Will Learn

After graduation, students will be able to meet the following program objectives:

  • Identify key components of cybersecurity and prepare for an entry-level position in the field
  • Use industry-recognized tools to root out threats and vulnerabilities for various devices and systems
  • Apply effective communication skills, both written and oral, for a variety of stakeholders
  • Develop a growth mindset for continuous learning in areas of cybersecurity

Admissions

Our school is actively looking for candidates who want a new career in the fields of construction, healthcare and information technology. You will not need to make any tuition payments or take out any student loans. We work to ensure your tuition is paid for entirely by grants, scholarships, and contracts.

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  1. Watch the vocational information video
  2. Submit your application
  3. Someone from the Admissions department will contact you within 1-2 business days after your application is submitted. 

 

Why should you enroll at Summit?

For more information on admission requirements, campus visits, and other opportunities, visit our Admissions page.

Program Curriculum & Schedule

Weeks 1-10

GETTING STARTED

Weeks 1-10 is where you will learn the foundations of cybersecurity as well as basic professional business skills. You will learn IT fundamentals, Microsoft Office, as well as Intro to Cybersecurity, which helps you understand the technology side. You will also collaborate with your classmates as working in teams is critical to your success in the IT industry. This includes building your “power skills” in both written and oral communications. Class may meet both in person as well as virtually, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-3:50 p.m. in Phase I.

Goals:

  • Understand foundational principles and value of IT and cybersecurity
  • Gain familiarity with Microsoft Suites
  • Build “power skills” to communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Utilize keyboarding skills

Topics covered:

  • Intro to Cybersecurity
  • Communications and English
  • IT Fundamentals and Computer Lab
  • Network Fundamentals
  • MS Suites and Keyboarding Skills

Weeks 11-20

DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS

Weeks 11-20 is where we build on the foundations you learned in Phase I. You have the skills, now we put them to the test! This part of the program is designed to challenge students with a higher degree of difficulty in cybersecurity. We will present you with the concepts of maintaining a network system, applying and configuring a firewall, and identifying malware, exploits, and threats. In addition to advancing your technical aptitude, you will receive career development skills to help you transition into everyday work life. You will also take part in an internship where you’ll gain practical experience with the entire process, from problem-solving to evaluating, refinement, and execution. Class may meet both in person as well as virtually, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-3:50 p.m. in Phase II.

*IT Program is approved by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education
*IT Program is NOT accredited by the Council on Occupational Education
*Summit Academy reserves the right to cancel the program if the class doesn’t reach the minimum of 20 students.

Background checks: Many Companies in the IT field require background checks prior to hiring. This may include both criminal and financial. This may effect your ability to find employment after completion of your program at Summit Academy.

Goals:

  • Learn the theory around security, networking, and threat prevention
  • Identify and prevent threats
  • Learn problem-solving techniques through collaborative efforts
  • Build “power skills” to communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Employ “theory-to-practice” through an internship experience

Topics covered:

  • Career Development
  • Customer Service Communications
  • Cybersecurity Infrastructure Configuration
  • Cybersecurity Prevention
  • Network Security Essentials

Tuition To Change Your Future

You will have NO OUT-OF-POCKET expenses to cover tuition and no extra fees to pay. Our financial aid office is committed to administering gift aid to ensure that your tuition is covered at NO OUT-OF-POCKET expense to you. As an institution, we do not participate in the Federal and State Student Loan programs, so there are NO LOANS TO PAY BACK.

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