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Cybersecurity Overview - Melissa CTE
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Career & Technical Education

www.melissaisd.org/cte

Endorsement Area:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) OR Business & Industry

Career Cluster:

STEM

Career Pathway:

Cybersecurity

Courses Available at Middle School for High School Credit

  • Principles of Information Technology (1 credit)

High School Courses

Concentrator Courses

Completer Courses

In order to be a concentrator, the student must complete at least two (2) credits in the same Program of Study (POS).

A completer must have at least three (3) courses for four (4) or more credits, with at least one (1) advanced course in the same Program of Study (POS), in order to earn an endorsement.

  1. Principles of Information Technology OR Foundations of Cybersecurity (1 credit each)
  2. Computer Maintenance / Lab OR Computer Science I (1-2 credits)
  3. Networking I / Lab (1-2 credits; adv. courses)
  1. Cybersecurity Capstone (1 credit) OR Practicum (2 credits; adv.course)
  2. Project-Based Research / Independent Study (1 credit; adv. course)

Sample Career Occupations

Occupation

Median Wage

Annual Openings

% Growth

Information Security Analyst

$91,915

814

29%

Network & Computer Systems Administrators

$82,597

2,814

19%

Computer Systems Analyst

$87,568

5,937

29%

Learn More: Approved CTE Programs of Study (Texas Education Agency)

Industry-Based Certification Opportunities

CCENT; CompTIA A+; CompTIA N+

January 7, 2021