Cybersecurity and Information Technology
This one or two-year program is designed to prepare students for a career in IT. Using industry-recognized certifications as the program’s cornerstone, CsIT prepares students for technical support and IT operational roles. Students learn to troubleshoot and problem solve computer issues ranging from hardware and software, operating systems, and networking. Second-year students focus on cybersecurity and networking technologies. The instructional material is computer-based learning supplemented with hands-on labs in the classroom. Students can earn one or more of the following certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist, CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+. Motivated students can earn additional certifications from Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, EC-Council, and others. Additionally, CsIT students have the opportunity to earn college-credit at little to no cost. Students can earn up to 20 credits by dual-enrolling with Mid Michigan Community College (MID) and Ferris State University (FSU). Students who also enroll in the Mecosta-Osceola CTE Early College program can earn up to 44 credits.