Washtenaw Community College hosting computer science, IT open house on Sept. 8

Automotive Cybersecurity Lab at Washtenaw Community College. (Washtenaw Community College)

ANN ARBOR – Washtenaw Community College will be hosting an open house in its new Automotive Cybersecurity Lab on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m.

The Computer Science and IT Expo is designed for current and prospective students interested in pursuing cyber, computer science and technology careers.

The event will take place in the Business Education Building.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 650,000 jobs will be created in technology and computer science fields by 2030. The median salary for a computer programmer is $70,616, $94,515 for
an information security analyst and $107,628 for a computer network architect.

The U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have recognized WCC as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. WCC offers an Automotive Cybersecurity Certificate, a Cybersecurity Associate Degree and other cyber certificates.

The new lab brings real production vehicles and systems into the classroom, where students investigate attack surfaces. Hands-on exercises are a key part of testing automobile network security and related infrastructure.

Those interested in registering for the Computer Science and IT Expo can sign up here.

Washtenaw Community College is located at 4800 E. Huron River Dr.