Degrees & Certificates

The Cybersecurity Program is committed to helping students obtain the background, knowledge, and skills needed to be able to be successful in a cybersecurity career. 

Program Outcomes:

  1. Understand the basic elements of cybersecurity (the “CIA” of security).  What is it that organizations are trying to protect?
  2. Be able to harden/secure common operating systems so as to make them more difficult to penetrate.
  3. Understand how and where to use security software and hardware to secure an organization’s computer systems and networks. 
  4. Be able to explain what is needed to higher management in non-technical terms and in technical terms to information technology professionals.
  5. Understand basic security policies organizations should establish and plans for disaster recovery and continuity of operations organizations should have prepared.
  6. Be able to establish a program for risk management.
  7. Be prepared to accept a tier-1 position in a security operations center or to help an organization establish a security operations center.

This 61-credit associate of applied science degree prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of cybersecurity. This degree is offered either fully online or in a HyFlex format so students can complete coursework on their own schedule. 

Cybersecurity AAS Program Layout


This 31-credit certificate is an excellent option to gain skills and well-rounded knowledge in the area of cybersecurity. It is a stackable option for an AAS in Information Systems or an excellent addition to other degrees including an AS in Computer Science or any of our business degrees.  

Cybersecurity Certificate Program Layout

 

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