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Carolina Cyber Center Academy
Developing cybersecurity professionals of character
forging a more secure North Carolina
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Three great programs. Endless possibilities.

At Carolina Cyber Center, your future is cyber—and there’s a learning track that’s right for you.

Whether you’re new to IT or have an established IT career, our three cohorts will provide a path to move you forward. We offer part-time and full-time study options to give you the experience you want—and one that works with your schedule.

All three paths provide cutting-edge learning from top industry leaders. Our unique curriculum ensures that you won’t just have the cyber knowledge you need to succeed in this booming field. You’ll also have the grit, determination, and hands-on experience that will make you a sought-after expert with the qualities employers are looking for now.

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Choose your path toward a cyber future.

No matter your desired academic schedule or your level of experience,
we’ve got a program that fits your needs.

Cyber Defense Analyst

(Full-Time)

Kickstart Your Cyber Career

Designed for HS graduates and young adults

Cost-effective and efficient

Full-time learning

Six-month program

In-person classes

50% tuition discount for NC residents

Prepare for jobs like Security Operations Analyst I, Information Security Analyst I, & Cyber Defense Analyst I

Average starting pay: $55k

Next Start Date: July 12, 2021

Cyber Defense Analyst

(Part-Time)

Transition to a Cyber Career

Designed for adult learners transitioning into IT

Cost-effective and flexible

Part-time learning

Twelve-month program

Virtual classes with live instruction

50% tuition discount for NC residents

Prepare for jobs like security Operations Analyst I, Information Security Analyst I, & Cyber Defense Analyst I

Average starting pay: $55k

Next Start Date: September 11, 2021

Advanced Cyber Security

(Part-Time)

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Designed for IT professionals advancing their careers

Cost-effective and flexible

Part-time learning

Fifteen-month program

Virtual classes with live instruction

50% tuition discount for NC residents

Prepare for jobs like Pen Tester, Ethical Hacker, Enterprise Defender, & more

Median pay: $65k–105k

Next Start Date: August 7, 2021

Make your big move.

We’re accepting applications for our three programs now. Find out more about each cohort and discover which is right for you.

Why IT and cyber?

The IT and cybersecurity field is thriving. CyberSeek reports there are 20,000 unfilled positions in North Carolina alone. It’s an exciting time to be part of this dynamic industry—and companies are looking for employees like you.

Expert faculty with real-world experience.

Our cybersecurity leaders, analysts, and instructors average more than 25 years of hands-on industry experience, including at Fortune 500 companies, international NGOs, regional non-profits, and government agencies. They’re passionate and deeply skilled in what they do, and love sharing that knowledge with students.

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Cyber professionals with character.

Succeeding in this industry isn’t just about the technical knowledge. It’s also about teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and other real-world skills that will help you go above and beyond in your role. Our program includes the crucial “soft skills” employers are looking for, including curiosity, discipline, collaboration, critical thinking, and grit.

Award-winning education.

Montreat College has earned the prestigious award as an Institution of Academic Excellence from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA).

Ready for the next step in your cyber career?

We’re here for you every step of the way. Get in touch to find out more about the Carolina Cyber Center, Montreat College, and which of our three cyber tracks is right for you.

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