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Vincennes University Partners with Purdue to Provide Associate Degrees and Cybersecurity Certificate for Apprenticeship Program

VINCENNES and WEST LAFAYETTE, India – University of Vincennes announced a partnership with Purdue University Online Learning Program (P-CAP) to provide two online associate degree programs and an online cybersecurity certificate for students enrolled in Purdue’s innovative learning program.

Vincennes is the only university offering the possibility of obtaining cumulative study programs at the level of one-year or two-year study programs under the Purdue Cyber ​​Apprenticeship program. Students in University of Vincennes programs will have the opportunity to transfer credits to Purdue University, including bachelor’s and master’s degree programs offered through the Purdue Cyber ​​Apprenticeship Program.

“We are thrilled to partner with Purdue on this initiative that enables employers and employees to engage in the learning process. Cybersecurity is not just an IT initiative, and the learning program will raise awareness of the hundreds of cybersecurity-related skills needed across the organization to secure digital assets,” said Jaci Lederman, Associate Professor and director of the information technology department at the University of Vincennes.

Apprentices pursuing online training Associate’s Degree in IT Support and Cybersecurity from the University of Vincennes are studying the forensic investigation side of cybersecurity as well as the information and network security side. Students learn to protect information systems from threats as well as administer servers and build, repair, and troubleshoot computers and servers.

The online associate degree in computer science from the University of Vincennes offers a unique opportunity to learn how a computer works while learning to code in the first year. Students learn specific skills in coding and developing computational algorithms, explore how to push the limits of what a computer can accomplish, and learn a variety of computer languages ​​that prepare them to develop applications for multiple platforms.

Apprentices registered on the online site of the University of Vincennes Cybersecurity and Network Operations Certificate learn a variety of different applications, equipment, tools and scenarios that are all designed to provide the skills needed for rapid response to security incidents. Students will also learn how to assess, design, and implement security solutions to strengthen an organization’s security posture.

Purdue University and the University of Vincennes are setting up a unique cyber-skills-based dashboard, built using the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, a national resource that establishes a common taxonomy and lexicon for describing cybersecurity work and workers, regardless of where and for whom the work is performed.

By offering two online associate degree programs as well as a certificate for the Purdue Cyber ​​Apprenticeship Program, the University of Vincennes will equip future cyber professionals with advanced skills and expertise by offering a wide range of innovative education and training, enabling students to be part of the solution to growing cybersecurity threats.

To learn more and apply for the Purdue Cyber ​​Apprenticeship program, visit

About the University of Vincennes – Indiana’s First College

Vincennes University in Indiana is supported by the state with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in Indianapolis, vocational and technical training centers early colleges and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics in Fort Branch.

Vincennes University tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. In addition to offering more than 200 associate’s, bachelor’s, and certificate degree programs, VU offers online degrees and courses for students who need access to college courses and flexibility through its online teaching. distance. A leader in dual credit, vocational and technical education statewide, VU delivers courses at military sites across the country. VU is accredited by the Higher Education Commission and welcomes students from all over Indiana, 36 other states, and 21 additional countries.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and the only college in the nation founded by a person who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. president, founded VU while serving as governor of Indiana Territory. More information is available at

About the Purdue Cyber ​​Apprenticeship Program

Purdue Cyber ​​Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP) was developed in response to the federal government’s desire to fill an industry need for up to 3.5 million cybersecurity jobs by 2021 (The New York Times). A $12 million award from the United States Department of Education and Training awarded to Purdue Polytechnic Institute tasked the University to provide a pathway to higher education, certifications and on-the-job learning of cybersecurity through apprenticeships to at least 5,000 students by 2023. For more information, visit

Media contact: Jim Bush, 765-336-1909, [email protected]