CyberSecurity

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level security specialist jobs. It provides a hands-on introduction to network security. Student in the course will examine, design and implement security rules and policies that govern corporate networks. This course helps the student prepare for the CompTIA Security+ and the CCNA Security certification exams. The spring semester CyberSecurity students are encouraged to apply for internships with industry through Internship in STEM course.

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year can choose to participate in the university partnership called Missouri Innovation Campus, where students begin to earn a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity while still in high school.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.


 

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level security specialist jobs. It provides a hands-on introduction to network security. Student in the course will examine, design and implement security rules and policies that govern corporate networks. This course helps the student prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. The spring semester cybersecurity students are encouraged to apply for internships with industry through Internship in STEM course.

Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year can choose to participate in the university partnership called Missouri Innovation Campus, where students begin to earn a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity while still in high school.  Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more.

Prerequisites:  Network Engineering I & II

  • Grade: 12 ONLY
  • Instructor Approval
  • CHAOS I & II (offered through R7 Online)
  • 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:  MCC CSIS 272 (CSIS 110 is a prerequisite for this course).

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CyberSecurity Careers

According to a study by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, by 2022, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million information security workers. It is critical that today’s students graduate ready to enter the workforce and are open to learning more about the growing field of cybersecurity.  

Read about the amazing career growth in Kansas City Tech!

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Scholarship Opportunities

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Cerner Scholars Internship Option

After at least one semester of the Software Development course, students can apply for Intern in STEM and intern at Cerner during the fall and/or spring semester.  Click here to learn more about Cerner Scholars.

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Lisa Oyler
Instructor: Network Engineering and CyberSecurity
Phone: 816-986-3421

Student Testimonial

"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

CyberSecurity Course Syllabus

CyberSecurity Student Learner Profile