About the Program
RU | Certificate | Online – At IMPACT, we understand that as a working professional, your time is valuable. Our structured, self-paced learning activities are designed for busy adults and delivered asynchronously online, meaning you can get the training you need at times that are most convenient to you. Our competency-based training approach teaches specific, job-related skills that will prepare you to get ahead in your field. The innovative competency-based education model allows you to receive credits based on skills developed by your previous work experience.
The Vinod Chachra IMPACT Lab is currently focused on three main workforce development areas: cybersecurity, geospatial intelligence and education.
Courses & Requirements
The Cybersecurity Certificate program enables working adults to learn online, at their own pace, to master critical cybersecurity workplace competencies. The Cybersecurity Certificate Program is mapped directly to industry standards (e.g., NIST) and professional certifications (e.g., CompTIA Security+). The program also provides extensive hands-on experience in state-of-the-art virtualized remote labs. In addition, Radford University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by both the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- Cybersecurity and Geospatial Intelligence:
- Full access to all of the cybersecurity and geospatial intelligence certificate content is $6,000 for an unlimited 12-month license.
- Individual courses from either the cybersecurity or geospatial intelligence program can be completed for $1,250 for a 12-month license.
- Education: The ASSET program is free to all school districts in Appalachia for the life of the grant.
We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.
As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:
- Library collections and services
- Computer lab with printer/copier
- Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
- Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Free parking with a student parking pass
As a student of Radford University, you will have access to:
- McConnell Library
- Center for Accessibility Services – CAS serves and supports students, family members and visitors seeking reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Radford University Bookstore – Order textbooks online and have them delivered to you at home or business
- Harvey Knowledge Center
- International Admissions
How to Apply
Companies and individuals interested in this program are asked to contact IMPACT directly.