Valley College: $10k scholarship with cybersecurity degree

Also, all 3 of its campuses accredited.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Valley College has launched a new online bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.

The program prepares graduates in less than three years to establish security and protection measures from those who are seeking to hack and infiltrate the personal, financial, professional, information and/or intellectual capital of organizations around the country, according to a news release from the university.

Valley College offered its first online program in 1997 and today offers online medical diplomas as well as degrees in the business, medical and cybersecurity disciplines.

The cybersecurity program includes training by subject matter experts, hands-on live-server “practice labs” and an industry certification focus to prepare students to enter the field.

Further, qualified students enrolled in this program will be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship, details of which are available in the financial aid office and the catalog of the college.

“Valley College’s Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree program was developed to prepare our students for a career in a field with incredibly strong short and long-term employment projections. And Valley College is pleased to offer a $10,000 scholarship to provide greater access for students to enter the field, Rich Lombardo, vice president of education and online division, said in a news release.

Also, the college announced that all three of its campuses, in Martinsburg, Beckley and Princeton, have been granted the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges School of Distinction award.

“The award recognizes member schools that have demonstrated “a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs to the students, graduates and employers that deserve our best work,” according to the organization.