Ivy Tech Cyber Security Classes Start in March at StoneGate Arts & Education Center

(BEDFORD) – Ivy Tech Community College has expanded its cybersecurity program and is now offering certification training at the StoneGate Arts & Education Center in Bedford, Ind., located downtown on the square.

Starting in March, Ivy Tech cybersecurity training will be offered at StoneGate in multiple formats, including 8-week courses during the day, 8-week evening courses, and one-week boot camps.

From March 9-13, Ivy Tech is offering its first week-long Cyber Security Bootcamp to prepare participants to earn their CompTIA Security+ certification. Boot camp classes will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held at StoneGate in Bedford.

Individuals who complete the Bootcamp will be eligible to sit for the current CompTIA Security+ certification, which is an entry-level workforce credential for some cybersecurity positions. Additionally, participants who successfully pass CompTIA Security+ can earn four Ivy Tech credits to apply toward earning a community college credential.

Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor Jennie Vaughan

“Because we have a new cybersecurity training lab at StoneGate, Ivy Tech can now offer other cybersecurity training courses that lead to a college certification or associate degree,” said Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “With enough demand, students will be able to complete a full associate degree in cybersecurity at StoneGate, downtown Bedford.”

Students who have not already earned a college degree could be eligible to earn a tuition-free Ivy Tech certification in cybersecurity, paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant through Next Level Jobs Indiana.

For more information about the CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp from March 9-13 in Bedford, visit, ivytech.edu/bloomington/workforce and click on Security+ Bootcamp or call Adam Gross at 812-330-6004 or email agross52@ivytech.edu.

For more information about earning a tuition-free, cybersecurity credential at Ivy Tech and to apply for free, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/nextleveljobs.

Ivy Tech accepts applications year-round and has multiple start dates. The next round of 8-week classes start on March 16 – there is still time to apply to the college and sign up for classes.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.