Vincennes is the only university providing the opportunity to earn
stackable degree programs at the one-year or two-year degree programs
level as part of the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program. Students in
the Vincennes University programs will have the opportunity to
transfer credits to Purdue University, including the bachelor’s and
master’s degree programs offered within the Purdue Cyber
“We are excited to partner with Purdue on this initiative that allows
employers and employees to engage in the learning process.
Cybersecurity is not just an IT initiative, and the apprenticeship
program will bring awareness to the hundreds of cyber-related
competencies needed across the organization to secure digital assets,”
said Jaci Lederman, associate professor and chair of the information
technology department at Vincennes University.
Apprentices pursuing an online IT Support and Cybersecurity associate
degree from Vincennes University study the forensic
investigative side of cybersecurity along with the information and
network security side. Students learn how to protect information
systems from threats as well as how to administer servers and build,
repair, and troubleshoot computers and servers.
The online computer science associate degree from
Vincennes University provides a unique opportunity to learn how a
computer works while learning to code in the first year. Students
learn specific skills in coding and computational algorithm
development, explore how to push the limits of what a computer can
accomplish, and learn a variety of computer languages that prepare
them to develop applications for multiple platforms.
Apprentices registered in Vincennes University’s online Cybersecurity and Network Operations
Certificate program learn a variety of different applications,
equipment, tools, and scenarios that are all designed to provide the
necessary skills for a quick response to security incidents. Students
will also learn how to assess, design, and implement security
solutions to strengthen the security posture of an organization.
Purdue University and Vincennes University are configuring a
one-of-a-kind cyber competency-based dashboard built using the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework,
a nationally-focused resource that establishes a taxonomy and common
lexicon to describe cybersecurity work, and workers, regardless of
where, or for whom, the work is performed.
By offering two online associate degree programs along with a
certificate for the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program curriculum,
Vincennes University will equip future cyber professionals with
advanced skills and expertise by providing a wide range of innovative
education and training, allowing students an opportunity to be part of
the solution to growing cybersecurity threats.