Transition to the Cyber Workforce

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In collaboration with the Center for Cybersecurity at the University of West Florida, Augusta University is a proud partner of the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program. The National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program, CyberSkills2Work, was created to recruit, prepare and place transitioning military members, transitioning first responders, and veterans into cybersecurity work roles in some of our nation's critical infrastructures. Augusta University was chosen as a coalition partner to provide an educational pathway for transitioning military members or veterans at Fort Gordon.

Interested students, who are transitioning military members or veterans, must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA and a regionally-accredited baccalaureate degree to be considered for admission into the program. If accepted into the Workforce Development Program, students educational expenses will be covered.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Students must be a veteran or transitioning, active-duty military member.
  • Must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in previous studies
  • Prospective student's baccalaureate degree must be from regionally-accredited university.

Admissions deadline for the Summer 2022 semester is April 1. Email us for more information or if you have additional questions about the program.

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Program Details

The Cyber Workforce Transition Program is Augusta University's pathway in the CyberSkills2Work initiative. Geared towards transitioning military members, participants in the Cyber Workforce Transition Program can receive our Cyber Defender Certificate as well as qualify to take the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+ certification tests.

Required courses to complete the Cyber Defender Certificate include:student working at computer

  • Principles of Computer Programming I
  • Principles of Scripting and Automation
  • Introduction to Networking and Security
  • Ethics in Computer Science

In addition to these four courses, students must choose two of the following electives:

  • Operating System Concepts and Administration
  • TCP/IP Protocol Analysis
  • Introduction to Defensive Cyber Operations
  • Cyber Network Defense and Counter Measures
  • Digital Forensics

The Cyber Defender Certificate can be completed in three semesters, although course offerings for the summer semester are limited. Students may opt to roll to the following semester for a more comprehensive selection of classes in order to complete the certificate.