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Cybersecurity, Computer Science & Digital Technology

Solve everyday problems to build a better future.

Redefine Our Collective Reality

Our world runs on digital information. From smart phones to smart homes, these digital landscapes are rapidly changing how we live life. Whether you want to design or defend these digital realms, you know that digital is the place to be.

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Cybersecurity, Computer Science & Digital Technology

Today’s digital technology includes systems thinking, art, design, math, and incredible brain power. Put them together in interesting ways to pursue a variety of tech-related careers.

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There are so many different sectors of IT and cybersecurity, you can go anywhere with everything you learn here. The vast differences in the companies here that are offering positions is crazy.
Savannah Ciak ‘26, Computer Networking & Cybersecurity

Median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Projected job openings each year, on average, in these occupations due to employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave the occupations permanently.


Projected job growth for web developers & digital designers until 2032, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Career Options

More than just 0s and 1s, today’s digital technology includes systems thinking, art, design, math, and incredible brain power. Put them together in interesting ways to pursue a variety of tech-related careers.

  • Digital Forensics
  • 3D Training & Simulation Development
  • User Experience & Interaction Design (UX/ID)
  • Database Management
  • Web & Mobile App Development
  • Network Security
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Prevention Systems

Career Outcomes

Every Champlain major has career potential. Why? Because our programs are aligned with today’s in-demand industries and fastest-growing careers while looking toward tomorrow’s newly emerging fields.

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Course Highlights

Learn by doing in our career-focused classes.

  • Animation & Interactivity
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Global IT & Ethics
  • Open Source Software Development
  • The Law of Searching, Seizing and Using Digital Evidence
  • 3D Animation I Advanced Animation & Special Effects
  • The Business of Information Security
One of my favorite aspects of Champlain is that what you learn in class, whether cybersecurity or digital forensics, can be translated into your own self-development projects and work that you do at the Leahy Center. The classes really prepare you with hands-on experience of what you will be experiencing in a real-life work environment.
Aaron Degrave, ‘22 , Computer & Digital Forensics // Lancaster, PA
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Your Career Pipelines

Get hands-on experience and build your network with these career-specific avenues.

Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity

Work in a real digital forensics investigation lab assisting with public and private sector initiatives surrounding cybercrime, digital forensics, and information assurance. And get paid to do it!

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Emergent Media Center

From mobile apps to wearable technology, work with a variety of emerging technologies, immersive media, and human-centered design processes to solve problems brought to us by community partners.

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National Designations

Nationally recognized by the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security Agency (NSA), you’ll graduate ready to support the increasing digital forensic demands on law enforcement, government, and corporate security.

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