Charter Oak State College Offers Workforce Education Courses in Cybersecurity

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Ten non-credit courses offer state-of-the-art online labs.

Charter Oak State College, (, Connecticut's public online college, recently added a Cybersecurity workforce education program ( to its expanding offering of programs for the workforce.

These non-credit courses are designed for working IT professionals, or professionals in related fields such as Health Information Management or Business Administration, who need to add or polish skills required for advancement in this rapidly growing area of Information Technology.

Ten self-taught modules are currently offered focusing on specific cybersecurity skill sets with courses such as Network Security Essentials, Securing Web Applications, Protecting Networks with Firewalls & VPNs, and Managing Information Security Risks, Threats & Vulnerabilities. Each course offers state-of-the-art labs tied to workplace readiness and teaches hands-on skills in a virtual lab environment where students practice and learn on live applications and software.

Cyber security jobs are currently ranked 17th of 100 Top Jobs in the U.S. and jobs in the field are expected to grow 20% year after year. The College will be marketing these 15-week courses to area insurance, finance and healthcare businesses with large IT groups who may need to add to or brush up on their IT security skills.    

For more information and to register for a course, visit For specific questions, email cybersecurity(at)charteroak(dot)edu.


Founded in 1973, Charter Oak State College ( is Connecticut’s only public online college, offering associate and bachelor’s degree completion programs in high-demand fields including Health Information Management, Health Care Administration, Business, Public Safety and Information Systems. Charter Oak students complete degrees through online courses and alternative approaches to earning credit. Charter Oak is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and governed by Connecticut’s Board of Regents for Higher Education. The College was recently ranked #1 in Connecticut for affordability among accredited colleges in-state offering online degree programs by

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