Cybersecurity Analyst


The Cybersecurity Analyst certificate provides students with fundamental cybersecurity, IT, and networking knowledge. You'll develop technical skills and gain experience in network security, cryptography, and ethical hacking to safeguard individuals and organizations from cyberthreats.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

This program is career-focused,  industry certification-aligned, and taught in a hybrid format. You’ll learn in a hands-on lab environment where you’ll  have access to extensive tools designed to help you demonstrate and reinforce complex security concepts and configurations, preparing you for key roles at local companies in central IL like Cisco, RLI, CAT, OSF, Carle, Pearl Technologies, State Farm Insurance, and TekSystems.

A Quality Education

This stackable certificate prepares you for for industry certifications such as CompTIA’s A+, Security+, Cisco’s CCNA, CyberOps Associate, and the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker.

Get Involved

Students have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge through hands-on events like SkillsUSA and Cisco All-Academy Day.

Career Opportunities

Cybersecurity Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Network Security Engineer, Cybersecurity Consultant, Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, Penetration Tester, Incident Responder, Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, Security Architect


15 Months

if Full Time

3 Semesters31 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Coaches help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


18 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

The Apprenticeship Advantage: Daniel’s Transformational Career Shift
Kayode Moronfoye
Professor and Alumni, Kevin Wells, Reflects on his ICC Experience
Paul Experiences Life-Changing Opportunity through WEI Program

Knowledge and expertise in cybersecurity isn’t just valuable, it’s essential for understanding and addressing the real-world risks networks face on a daily basis.

Kevin Wells, Professor, Computer Management CISCO, Computer Management Networking
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Cybersecurity Analyst Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.

What Can I Expect As a Cybersecurity Analyst Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm