Cybersecurity and Systems Administration

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Take the first step to your “Life.Changing” career by becoming a graduate of the Cybersecurity and Systems Administration Program at Indian Hills Community College!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall or Spring Term
Length of Program 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


Do you enjoy technology and working with computers? Ever wanted to understand how all this technology in our daily lives communicates and how to secure it? Then why not pursue a professional career with endless opportunities? Make a Life.Changing. decision to study networks, computers, servers, routers and much, much more in our Cybersecurity and Systems Administration program at Indian Hills Community College. With several computer labs set up with state-of-the-art equipment, you will receive hands-on training that focuses on maintaining computer systems and networks used in business and industry today!


What you will learn:
  • Hands-on server hardware installation, management and administration
  • Network installation and management
  • Practical computer and network security
  • Applied software and hardware troubleshooting
  • Hands-on Windows and Linux installation and administration
  • Network communications and security auditing
  • Implementation of technical documentation skills
  • Applied use of virtual machines (VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox)


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Cybersecurity and Systems Administration Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Network Administrator,  Professional, or an IT Help Desk Technician!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Andy, Nathan, or Barry!

Andy Alderson, Instructor, Cybersecurity and Systems Administration
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1748 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1748

Nathan Tillotson, Instructor, Cybersecurity and Systems Administration
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1747 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1747

Barry Houser, Professor, Cybersecurity and Systems Administration
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1740 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1740 

Mark VanVelsor, Program Director, Information Technology
(641)-683-5111, ext. 1761 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1761