New River CTC to offer new cyber security program starting in August

[BEAVER, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College will be offering a new online associate degree program in cyber security starting this fall.

“I had designed the cyber security programs to be online originally,” explained Assistant Professor of IT/Computer Science Tricia Hoover. “So this wasn’t a program that was moved online due to coronavirus precautions. I’ve taught online courses for five years, and feel that students get the best learning experience with the subject matter through online delivery. Many times those working in the field work remotely.”

Both videos and virtual labs are used in many of the classes.

The Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security is designed for those interested in working in entry level cyber security jobs. The college also has a certificate program in cyber security.  This certificate could work as a stackable credential or as a stand-alone program. The associate degree and the certificate program prepare students to work in entry-level cyber security jobs and explore networking, security, digital forensics and ethical hacking. Three  CompTIA industry certification exams, Security+, Network+ and A+, are included in the degree programs.

Registration is underway now for new students for fall classes starting in August.

For information on cyber security programs at New River CTC, visit For information on admissions and other programs offered at New River CTC, visit, email or call 866-349-3739.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver).