Develop Your Cyber Skills Through Our Programs
We provide cybersecurity education to learners of all ages, both technical and non-technical. Young learners can start with our STEM Summer Camps and progress to our Dual Enrollment offerings for high school students. Individuals looking to train for a career in cybersecurity can explore certificate and degree programs, while those already in the field can build their current skill set through professional development and upskilling. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from our security awareness training and learn best practices in computer and network security.
Spotlight: Cyber Rapid Training Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Program
May 2023: Cyber Rapid Training Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Program
The field of cybersecurity is growing at an accelerated pace. The Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program provides an opportunity for adults to enter this field or enhance their skill set and join this growing career path.
The Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program is an online, 4-course (12 credit) program on an accelerated 12–15 week academic track, differing from Missoula College’s traditional Cybersecurity CTS which is completed in a 2-semester timeframe. This program incorporates wraparound student case management and workforce development support structure to forward academic and career track progression and provide positive student outcomes.
Missoula College is one of two higher education institutions in Montana that has been awarded the designation of National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C). Becoming an NCAE-designated institution is a rigorous process. Accredited institutions meet NCAE desired characteristics which include standards for curricular, faculty, and academic excellence.
Interested adults should email our Director of Workforce Training & Career Education, Christopher Prosa (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will reach out to you to schedule an intake and admissions appointment and provide you with materials to look at and absorb about the program. Fall registration is open.
K-12 Cyber Education
No age is too young to start learning more about cybersecurity. Summer Cyber STEM camps for middle school students are held throughout the state, using hands-on activities to investigate topics like cryptography, password cracking, and geotagging.
Early College courses give juniors and seniors the opportunity to learn the basics of cybersecurity or to earn a Certificate of Technical Studies in Cybersecurity while completing their high school studies. We offer fully online courses that are eligible for Montana's One Two Free program.
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1-Year, 2-Year, and Additional CTS Programs
Traditionally-paced coursework can lead to a 1-year Certificate of Applied Science in Computer Support, a 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Technology and Network Security as well as a CTS in Cloud Computing or Cybersecurity.
Our jump-start Cyber Rapid Training CTS Program (CTS) in Cybersecurity is an online, 12-credit, 12-15 week program that prepares students for an entry-level position as a network administrator or computer systems analyst. Completers are prepared for the CompTIA Security+ and Network+ certification exams which align with the U.S. Department of Defense-approved credentials for cybersecurity-related positions.
Cyber Workforce DevelopmentAre you looking to build on your existing cybersecurity knowledge base? We have programs to help you grow!Through our education partnerships, CyberMontana offers over 1,900 training modules/courses/hands-on labs/assessments covering 90+ IT/Cyber topics, such as:
- Cyber Defense Infrastructure
- Cloud Administration
- Intrusion Detection
- Digital Forensics
- Penetration Testing
- PCI DSS Compliance
Workforce Development Training Options
Multiple certification preparation options are available, including:
- CompTIA Security+
- CompTIA Network+
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
- AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Montana Cyber Range exercises
- Modular training
Security Awareness Training
Protect Your BusinessCan you spot a phishing email?Do you use the same password everywhere?Do you use public wi-fi networks?Consider security awareness training for you and your employees.Almost 90% of data breaches are caused by human error*; the human factor is the weakest link. Security-aware employees are a primary line of defense in our interconnected world. We offer ongoing, focused training in cyber vigilance tailored to both employees & employers to help you establish best practices in security awareness.Our monthly, on-demand cyber security trainings address pertinent topics including:
- Securely managing your business devices including phones, laptops, and tablets
- Implementing proven safeguards in a work-from-home environment
- Improving your company's security of data and password information
Ongoing training can with pre-and post-training assessments can decrease human-triggered cybersecurity events and assist in meeting cyber liability insurance requirements.
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