Prepare for a career in cybersecurity

Graduates of our two-year Cybersecurity A.S. Degree meet the growing need for college-educated specialists who can tackle increasingly complex information technology security concerns.

Industry Certifications

As part of your coursework, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Ethical Hacker

Continuing your education

Our Cybersecurity A.S. Degree transfers to our Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.

cybersecurity A.S. Degree careers

Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Analysts will be needed to come up with innovative ways to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks. The federal government is expected to greatly increase its employment of information security analysts to protect the nation's critical information technology systems. In addition, the health care industry will need greater technology security as the industry moves toward using more electronic records. Our programs prepare you for a career as:

  • Help Desk Technician
  • Network Administrator I
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Information Technology Security Specialist

Skills you will learn in our Cybersecurity A.S. Degree

  • Security policies
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Router security and protocols
  • TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol)
  • Network security basics
  • Firewall implementation and management
  • Auditing tools
  • Basics of cryptography, biometrics and file encryption
  • Hardware and software designed to secure information network systems
  • Legal aspects of IT security
  • Data interpretation and report writing
  • WANs
  • Database techniques and programming
  • Fundamentals of Linux/Unix operating system

Cybersecurity A.S. Degree Curriculum

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