IT-Cybersecurity Specialist

Why Consider IT-Cybersecurity Specialist 

Cybersecurity Specialists help protect employees by implementing, maintaining, and auditing the security of an organization’s computer networks and systems.

  • Cybersecurity is a growing field that’s vital to every industry and workplace.
  • You’ll be on the front lines defending against hackers, online fraudsters and other crooks.
  • With technology constantly evolving, a career in cybersecurity can be very challenging and offer a lot of learning and growth opportunities.
  • Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand and can earn high salaries.

Why Learn at Lakeshore?

  • Courses are offered in flexible online and in-person formats.
  • Because of our low student-to-faculty ratio, you’ll get to know your instructors and fellow students. 
  • Smoothly transfer your degree to several university partners to complete your bachelor’s degree.
  • National recognition and financial awards demonstrate support for our high quality programs.

What It Takes

  • Passion for computers and technology
  • Attention to detail
  • An interest in investigating problems and identifying solutions
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Good communication skills
Career Area
Information Technology (IT)
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 4 Terms 
  • 60 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts August / January

Career Outlook

IT Cybersecurity Specialist

Median Income: $135,294.00*


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Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from the Lakeshore District.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

Approximate Costs

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Designed to fit your life schedule, iFlex scheduling provides flexibility to attend courses through a blend of online and face-to-face, totally online, or flexing between these two modes on a weekly basis. Students will have identical learning components (assessments and lecture materials) whether sitting in the classroom or learning online.

Faculty Bios

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Gordon Rosploch

For me, teaching is instilling the necessary tools and experiences a student needs to land a life-sustaining career.

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Steve DiBona

My favorite thing about teaching is watching students develop the skills they need to become successful IT professionals.

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