Now, more than ever, our nation requires a workforce that is capable of working to thwart cyber threats from around the world. Indiana is uniquely poised to take on this challenge. Military, business and higher education resources are cooperating to launch the Muscatatuck Cyber Academy, which will fully immerse students in the nation’s most exclusive and realistic cyber-physical training environment.
Cyber Academy students will study on the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) campus, where military training and prototype development, testing and evaluation occur almost every day. MUTC is home to the Department of Defense’s largest urban training complex, a real city where virtually everything and everyone are “in play.” The physical infrastructure includes a well-integrated and managed cyber-physical environment or “CyberTropolis,” an electromagnetic effects system and real people living and working on the campus.
Muscatatuck Cyber Academy students can:
- Earn an accelerated Cyber Security/Information Assurance associate of applied science degree from Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus, an 11-month, 60 credit hour program. ITCC has the ability to modify up to 20 percent of its course curriculum to meet emerging military requirements and needs for cyber-military occupational specialties.
- Participate in exclusive training and testing events in Muscatatuck’s multi-domain environment (land, maritime, air, human and cyberspace), which will provide students opportunities to conduct integrated and synchronized offensive and defensive cyberspace operations.
- Earn highly sought-after, industry-leading certifications useful in both military and civilian careers, including A+, C-CENT and Security+.
- Better position themselves, if in the Army, to attain one of the coveted slots in the U.S. Army’s Cyber Operations, military operation specialty 17-series program, by leveraging their Cyber Academy degree and certifications.
- Embark on a career path in government agencies or global security companies—including companies right here in Indiana paying an average of more than $70,000 per year—by having opportunities to interact with those potential future employers during the program.
- Develop helpful skills that are highly valued in military and civilian careers, including self-discipline, confidence, physical and mental fitness to perform under pressure, the ability to make quick decisions and the capability to bear numerous responsibilities simultaneously.
The Indiana adjutant general’s office, National Center for Complex Operations, Inc. and ITCC are cooperating to launch the Muscatatuck Cyber Academy. Current military personnel and Indiana civilian residents may sign up for the program. Financial assistance may be available through U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or through state and federal aid. To register for classes, or to receive more information, select the appropriate coordinating button below.
Contacts for More Information
Civilians & Veterans
Assistant Director of Admissions, Adult Strategies Columbus Campus
Office: (812) 374-5117
Community Outreach Director, Atterbury-Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations (AMCCO)
Office: (812) 526-1527