March 27, 2023


White Mountains Community College (WMCC) has announced the launch of an updated certificate program in cybersecurity starting in the fall of 2023. WMCC is partnering with CompTIA, the industry leading trade association and certification body, to provide the latest in cybersecurity training. In addition to the WMCC certification, students will gain badges for each course completed and be prepared for 5 different CompTIA certifications: the industry recognized CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+ and CompTIA’s most in-depth security credential the Cybersecurity Analyst certification. Complete training, unlimited practice exams and one free certification exam are included with each course.

The certificate program is designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required to be successful in the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of cybersecurity. With the help of CompTIA’s innovative technology, students will have access to a wide range of simulations and practical exercises that will allow them to develop their skills and gain valuable experience. All courses are fully online using CompTIA’s industry-leading simulation architecture TestOut. The program is available as both a one-year full-time path and a two-year part-time path, using fast-track 8-week courses. Students who prefer to just take the four cybersecurity keystone courses can take the courses as a non-credit professional certification as well.

Furthermore, students who successfully complete the certificate program will have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer to an associate’s program at neighboring Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) through our 1+1 agreement or continue with other four-year institutions. This will allow students to continue their education in a related field and potentially open up new career opportunities. With this program, WMCC is helping to ensure that students in rural communities have access to high-quality educational programs that will prepare them for the demands of the modern workforce.