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Today, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t rely heavily on computers every day. With the emergence of information technology in our modern world, the threat of cyber-attacks has become a growing concern.
We all depend on skilled workers to protect our important data from cyber security attacks. Lackawanna College’s cyber security associate’s degree is an exclusively online two-year degree program for college-ready students who want to enter this exciting and cutting-edge field.
Is working with computers and learning how to protect data something you’re interested in? Learn more about how Lackawanna College can help prepare you for a successful career in cyber security.
What Does the Cyber Security Program Involve?
The cyber security associate degree program can be considered a computer science degree with an emphasis on security. Students will study a holistic cyber security curriculum that ensures they obtain the necessary skills to combat cyber threats and meet workforce demands. Through the diverse curriculum offered in this program, students will learn how cyber security is implemented in career-related skills like operating systems, networking, programming and databases.
In addition to online courses, students in the cyber security program are also required to complete an internship to earn their degrees. Through internships, students will gain hands-on experience in the cyber security field that will make them more capable of handling whatever their future careers require soon after they graduate. Students in this program will also learn to leverage free open source software and its associated documentation, rather than rely solely on purchasing textbooks and software licenses.
Our program was carefully constructed for future Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) program compliance. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) jointly sponsor the CAE and designate specific colleges and universities as CAE members based on their close alignment to cyber security-related knowledge units (KUs).
What Will Cyber Security Students Learn?
Our cyber security program will cover various computer science topics that focus on cyber security. In this degree program, students will learn how to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and other threats. Cyber security can be a challenging, fast-paced field, and our students are given an education that will help prepare them to tackle this problem that greatly impacts our society today.
With the emergence of information technology in our modern world, cyber security expertise is a highly desired talent. This exciting and cutting-edge field will prepare the student for top quality job opportunities in both the public and private sector. Lackawanna College has devised a cyber security curriculum that ensures our graduates will obtain the necessary skills to meet the workforce demand.
Cyber security students will learn how to:
- Interpret the fundamental concepts and techniques of cyber security.
- Analyze cyber security measures for all the major computer science components which include operating systems, networks, databases, programming, and information assurance.
- Apply coursework concepts to hands-on laboratory exercises in order to demonstrate cyber security skills.
- Recognize the ethical and moral responsibilities during the practice of cyber security.
What Can You Do With A Cyber Security Degree?
Jobs in the IT field, especially cyber security, are in high demand today. Technology will only continue to grow, making it likely that this field will continue to have great opportunities, so now is a great time to work towards your career. As with many IT jobs, careers in cyber security are likely to give skilled workers the potential to earn well-paying wages and opportunities to advance their careers in the future.
Graduates from the Cyber Security associate degree program are ready to obtain an entry-level information technology job and/or transfer their credits for continuing education. Because this program covers the main computer science components, it exposes students to various career opportunities, including the following:
- Network architecture
- Software development
- Database or system administration
Start Your Associate Degree in Cyber Security Today
Many computer science-related careers open up every day, and cyber security jobs are some of the most important. The cyber security field is constantly growing as technology becomes more prevalent in our everyday lives. To help keep all computer users and their data safe, the IT world needs reliable cyber security experts. Lackawanna College can teach you the skills that are most sought after in this industry.
An associate degree in cyber security from Lackawanna College can lead to any extremely lucrative career preventing cyber attacks. If you’re ready to start earning your associate degree, fill out our inquiry form or call us at 877-346-3552 to go over your questions and concerns.
Clubs / Internships
The Internship requirements are not strictly for Cyber Security related positions. Any information technology internship position related to operating systems, networking, databases, and application development will be accepted.
Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.
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