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Cyber Security

Projection in High Demand

Get the preparation needed for the Cybersecurity workforce through hands-on experience into network security protection, as well as an understanding of the types of attacks used against networks.  This course will cover security policies such as risk management, data privacy, employee management, device management, network management, and business continuity.  Students will develop an understanding of physical, perimeter, network, host, application and data defenses.  This course helps the student prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.


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MIC Accelerated Early Bachelor Degree Program

Students who take DevSecOps and Advanced Network and Cyber Concepts at Summit Technology Academy their junior year AND have a 3.0 unweighted GPA/95% attendance may also choose to participate in a university partnership program called Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), in which students begin to earn a systems engineering OR cybersecurity bachelor’s degree while still in high school.   The bachelor’s degree is offered through the University of Central Missouri- Lee’s Summit.  This program helps to significantly reduce the overall cost of a bachelor’s degree.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.  Students who qualify and have interest, must mark that they are interested on their STA Online Application.


"Participating in the Internetworking competition at SkillsUSA conference allowed me to win cash prizes and well as a silver medal for placing 2nd in the nation." Brendan Smith, Lee's Summit North/STA

Prerequisites:  DevSecOps

  • DevSecOps with a B- or higher
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

High School Credits: 1.5 units per semester

NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school

College Dual Credit:  Credit by Certification through MCC


Have you heard about the CyberSecurity talent gap?

The demand for CyberSecurity skills continues to grow, but there is a dangerous shortage of professionals who help to keep our sensitive information and systems safe.  

Whether you are a teacher, an employer, a career counselor, or a student, you can learn more about these skills and the demand for them at

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