UA South's cyber operations program, based on the Sierra Vista campus but fully online, has grown quickly and provides students with extensive hands-on training for an array of career opportunities in the field.
The UA cyber ops program, which began with about two dozen students in January 2017, has grown at blinding speed. It has learners logging in from all over the world, ranging from traditional students to retired military personnel to an aerospace engineer with a Ph.D.
The appeal has much to do with a wealth of career opportunities in the field. In a tech world where data breaches have become common and costly, the talent pool hasn't been keeping pace with the demand for sophisticated cyber expertise from industries such as retail, health care and banking.