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IT-Cybersecurity Analyst Apprenticeship
Program Number: 501512
Your Degree:
Area of Study:
Information Technology
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
13 Credits | Finish paid training and class time in 2 years
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  • Program Overview

    Work Description

    An IT-Cybersecurity professional protects, detects and defends organizational data, networks, databases, hardware, firewalls and encryption. Cybersecurity professionals may also regulate access to computer files, develop firewalls, perform risk assessments and test data processing systems to verify security measures. Cybersecurity professional may work with organizations to maintain organizational information security through planning, coordinating, and implementing information security programs.


    • 2-year training program
    • 4000 hours of on-the-job training
    • 288 hours of paid related instruction
    • 6-month probationary period

    Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.

    Mandatory Duties

    • Research IT Frameworks & Processes
    • Monitor Information Sources (i.e. SIEM, firewall, etc.)
    • Assess data/network vulnerabilities
    • Assess system configurations
    • Train end users on cybersecurity awareness
    • Assess network security configurations
    • Assess application configurations for security
    • Assess security impact of third-party and service providers

    Program Details

    IT-Cybersecurity Apprenticeship courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

    • Madison - Truax


    Madison College IT-Cybersecurity Apprenticeship graduates are prepared to:

    • Information Security Technician
    • Network Security Technician
    • Information Security Analyst
    • Cybersecurity Technician
    • Incident Responder
    • Security Operation Center Analyst
    • Data Forensic Analyst
    • Penetration Tester 
  • Curriculum and Experience

    Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

    Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

    • Progress toward your specific requirements
    • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

    If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

    First Semester
    1 credit
    3 credits
    Second Semester
    3 credits
    Third Semester
    3 credits
    Fourth Semester
    3 credits
  • Admission

    How to Apply

    IT-Cybersecurity Apprentice applicants must find an apprenticeship with a sponsoring employer on their own (similar to looking for a job). Once the applicant has found a position, the employer starts the apprenticeship registration process by contacting a Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards (BAS) Representative for their county.

    Application Requirements

    • At least 17 years of age
    • Hold a valid government-issued photo identification
    • Have a valid driver's license
    • Meet the physical requirements of the job
    • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Career Outcomes

    Graduates of the IT-Cybersecurity Apprenticeship are prepared to:

    • Research IT Frameworks & Processes
    • Monitor Information Sources (i.e. SIM, firewall, etc.)
    • Manage data/network vulnerabilities
    • Manage system configurations
    • Develop policies and standards
    • Train end users on cybersecurity
    • Manage network configurations
    • Manage application configurations
    • Manage third-party vendor relationships
Contact the School of Technologies and Trades

Madison Truax Campus
Main Building, A2105

1701 Wright Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704


Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (phone or email only)