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The Cyber Security program is part of the Information & Technology career pathway & designed for students who enjoy high-tech learning.

The Cyber Security program is part of the Information & Technology career pathway & designed for students who enjoy high-tech learning.

The word “cyber” means a relationship with information technology (IT), i.e., computers and the networks that connect them.  In the Cyber Academy program you will lear a number of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications.  We will tap into your critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills in a real-world environment. 

We are a Computer Information Services focused facility that will help prepare you for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and various globally recognized CompTIA certifications.

Career Technical Skills

  • Computer networking

  • Computer diagnosis & repair

  • Computer hardware

  • Internet technology

  • Network administration skills

  • Routing & switching

  • Network administration skills

  • Applied technical & work readiness

  • Certification testing preparation

Industry Recognized credentials

  • Cisco CCNA Certification

  • CompTIA A+ Certification

  • Microsoft Technology Associate

  • CPR Certification

Possible future

  • System Analyst

  • System Integrator

  • System Administrator

  • Network Engineer

  • Network Administrator

  • Network Technician

  • Web Developer

  • Programmer

  • Cyber Security Analyst

  • Cyber Security Engineer

Other Cyber Academy Details


PLCC Cyber Academy  is a full time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to visit and apply during the sophomore year.  Class size is limited to 24 students.

Scope, Sequence, & Curriculum

The Scope, Sequence, and Curriculum document is updated annually with input and ultimate approval from the program’s Advisory Committee of industry professionals.  This document contains detailed information about all that the program has to offer its students including the program goals, program alignment with state curriculum standards, a detailed description of each course taught within the program, program grading scale, industry credentials, and college credit opportunities specific to the program, and the program teacher’s own notes and input.

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Program Fees


College Credit Potential

All programs at PLCC have the potential for either direct articulated credits at select colleges and/or universities or are able to acquire college credits through career technical assurance guides (CTAGs) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

On The Job Training

During the senior year, students who have met the requirements and have received a recommendation by their program instructor, have the opportunity to go on School-to-Work Job Placement.  We work with our students and local employers to place them in a job that is related to their program of study, giving them real-life experience while simultaneously earning school credit.


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Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.