ROI Journeys – Cybersecurity

Investing in your education may seem daunting, but the rewards last a lifetime.

Choosing to go to college is a major life decision. Managing both coursework and budgeting can be challenging, so it is always important to keep in mind the reward of a promising future waiting for you at the end of all your hard work. Consider this – you’re working a position now at $32k a year with little opportunity for advancement, and you’ve chosen to pursue a career in cybersecurity. The following scenario will give you a snapshot of what this future could look like, and the return on your investment. Beginning with the first 6 months of your Computer Information Systems Degree, all the way through the end of the program, and into the first years of your career, CIAT is with you every step of the way.

*Statistics and salary information displayed are US averages sourced from bls.gov, payscale.com, globalknowledge.com, salary.com, and indeed.com in 2020. They represent the most up-to-date information at time of print and are not to be construed as guarantees of employment or future earnings. Students starting at entry-level positions may start at lower than average salary ranges. Some employers may require students to earn a Bachelor’s degree and/or have up to 5 years of work experience in addition to the training provided in this program in order to attain sample job titles and average salary ranges provided.

Begin Cybersecurity Program

Welcome to a new term full of fresh opportunities to build your exciting future with us here at CIAT! Within the first 6 months of this program, you will earn your CompTIA ITF+ and Network+ certifications, giving you an IT foundation and launchpad to enter the workforce in an entry-level IT position.

You’ve earned your Computer Information Systems Certificate!

After roughly 9 months, you will have earned your Computer Information Systems Certificate! Since our programs are stackable, your first core 8 IT courses provide the foundational IT skills needed to begin your IT career and continue into a higher degree. CIAT encourages entering the workforce and provides flexible schedules so that students can have the opportunity to work and utilize and build their fresh skills on the job.

Potential Certifications earned:

Potential job title: Help Desk Technician
Salary range: $35-55k / yr*

Now that you have your certificate under your belt, you’ve gained experience in the workforce and are well on your way to earning your Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Degree.

Between your first and second year, you will be getting close to earning your degree and will have had the opportunity to learn the skills and earn the certifications that will help boost you into more advanced IT positions.

Potential Certifications earned:

Potential job title: Network Administrator
Salary range: $55-75k / yr*

You’re now accelerating in the workforce and have a competitive edge, having earned your Applied Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems Degree.

Congratulations on earning your Bachelor’s degree! After earning your degree and advanced IT and cybersecurity certifications, you are now in a great position to begin roles that require advanced knowledge of server management, cloud virtualization, and network security, and apply your new skills to real-world business environments.

Potential Certifications earned:

Potential job title: IT Systems Administrator
Salary range: $75-95k / yr*

Having launched your career with a solid IT foundation and having a few years of industry experience behind you, you’ve become established in your cybersecurity career.

It doesn’t stop here. Your foundational skills, knowledge and experience will have provided you the opportunity to land your dream job in cybersecurity, and open doors for years to come!

Potential Certifications earned:

Potential job title: Cybersecurity Analyst
Salary range: $90-140k / yr*

Graduate With More Than Just A Degree

With CIAT, you finish your education with more than a degree – you leave certified and ready to launch your career. Our extensive IT curriculum covers 12 industry certifications that prove to employers that your skills go beyond the classroom, increase your earning potential, and open opportunities for career advancement.When it comes to taking the steps to land your dream job, CIAT will be there to help you every step of the way. Our career coaching services focus on both your professional and personal development to help prepare you for a career in information technology, cybersecurity, networking, software development, web development, mobile application, or more.
Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, starting with ITF+.

  • No exam fees
  • Unlimited exam attempts*
  • Hands-on training through on-campus and virtual online classes
  • Online test preparation workshops
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary week-long IT bootcamps
  • One-on-one support from certified instructors
  • Accredited Certificate and Degree programs to beef up your resume
  • Personalized career services support including resume building and job placement support 

*Students are encouraged to take certification exams while actively enrolled in the degree program. Unlimited certification exam attempts expire 90 days after graduation. The following are single attempt exams and are not eligible for a retake voucher: CEH, CASP, CISSP, DevNet & CCNP. See certification exam policy for more details.

Questions?

Reach out today and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Advisors will be happy to answer any questions you have about CIAT.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Talk to an Advisor

Request an appointment with one of our IT expert Admissions Advisors for personalized guidance on building your education plan. You’ll be able to book an appointment instantly for a time that fits your schedule. 

Next Enrollment Deadline is November 1st, 2021!

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