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Cybersecurity Pathway Map to Employment

Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. The Cybersecurity programs in Hawaii will engage students in finding ways to safeguard our computer systems, networks and the data they hold by exposing students to the key facets of computer security and privacy that drive practice, research, and legislation. With these educational programs, students will be well prepared to continue developing their interests in security or privacy and be ready for the local job market in jobs such as Security Engineer, Security Consultant, or Computer Forensic Investigator. The map below details the various educational pathways available in Hawaiʻi from high school through college and into a career.

The Breakdown of the Map

Starting in a Cybersecurity program of study in high school, there are three general educational pathways available. Most careers in the IT industry require some postsecondary education or training; however, there are a number of entry level positions within the IT industry that a person can obtain with only a high school education.

  • Community College Track (2+ Years)
  • University Track (4+ Years)
  • Training Programs (< 1-Year)

How to use the map.

Map Overview: The large map shows all the possible educational and training pathways available in Hawaii. You can click on any of the bubbles to obtain more information. 

 Start Your Journey: If you prefer a guided approach, you can click on “Start Your Journey” in the upper left corner of the map. This will take you through various screens and include enlargements of the selected areas of the map overview. 

 Admissions Requirement: As you navigate the map, be sure to read the admission requirements for the Community College and University Track Programs. You must meet admissions requirements to enroll in these programs.