Rogers State University offers certificates for technology professionals to further enhance their careers in the following areas.

Career, Technology & Education

Rogers State University’s Certificate in Career, Technology & Education (CTE) certificate prepares learners to enter this workforce with additional technology and in-demand soft skills. The CTE Certificate is embedded in RSU’s Bachelor of Technology in Applied Technology, as such, all credits earned as part of the CTE Certificate transfer into the bachelor’s and associates degrees should a learner wish to return to RSU to further their education. Additionally, once the CTE Certificate is conferred by RSU, students will receive preferential hiring status by MidAmerica Industrial Park (MAIP) industry Eligible Educational and Training Provider (EELP).

Why Choose the Career, Technololgy and Education Certificate?

The CTE certificate is designed to meet educational and career goals in business principles, skilled trades, applied sciences, and modern technologies. Middle-skills employment that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree are a significant part of overall economic growth. The CTE certificate is designed for high school sophomores about to enter their junior year as well as those who want additional technology, soft-skills, and internships prior to entering the workforce without enrolling in a college degree plan. Most internships during senior year are paid.

MidAmerica Industrial Park has generously provided$15,000 annually in scholarships for this program, making it free to all concurrently enrolled students. Jobs at the MidAmerica Industrial Park pay a living wage to graduates with this certificate.

Career, Technololgy and Education Certificate Requirements:

Cybersecurity & Information Assurance❖

RSU’s Certificate in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance❖ allows students to compete for some of the nation’s most in-demand jobs, while providing a well-rounded education. The cybersecurity and information assurance industry stands on the front line to protect computer networks for government offices and private industry alike.

Why Choose the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate?

The college coursework as part of RSU’s Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate can transfer into RSU’s bachelor’s degree programs in Applied Technology, Business Information Technology and more for those who want to pursue a college degree. Cyber risks continue to grow at alarming rates, especially in an environment where more and more devices and products are connected to the outside world. A recent study showed that a hacker attack on computers with Internet access occurs every 39 seconds. Nearly 60 million Americans have been affected by identity theft.

Instructional courses are part of the Information Systems Security & Assurance Curriculum (ISSA series) as confirmed by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program at the National Security Agency (NSA). IACE approval requires that courses meet all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standard. RSU’s courses presented in this certificate via ISSA series have been validated for two specific standards:

  • Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011, and
  • System Administrators, CNSSI No. 4013 Advanced Level

These standards are based on the CNSS course certifications and designation of Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IA) sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Additionally, upon successful program completion, students will be prepared to take the CompTIA Security+ that meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements.

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Certificate Requirements:

This degree is offered online.