Computers: Cyber Security Technology A.A.S.

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Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Cyber Security program of study prepares students to be employed in a cybersecurity position upon graduation.  Students hone their skills and focus on becoming experts at identifying threats.  Students perform threat assessment and apply best practices towards defending and securing a computer network.  Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

Job Outlook

10,052 Jobs (2020)

+2.6% Change from 2020-2025

What will you do

Cyber Security has a Bright Outlook. There are 170 projected annual job openings in Iowa for a change of +34% and 80 projected annual job openings for a change of +38% through 2026. (O*NET)

The Cyber Security Certificate, Diploma, and Associate of Applied Science programs are designed to place students into the workforce at different entry levels upon completion of each earned credential.

Students completing the cybersecurity education programs may find jobs in fields such as Data Security Administrator, Information Security Officer, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Information Systems Security Officer, Information Technology Security Analyst (IT Security Analyst), Information Technology Specialist, Network Security Analyst, Security Analyst, Systems Analyst


  • Entry: $25.82
  • Average: $38.01
  • Experienced: $77.31

Career Examples

  • Java Developers
  • Systems Administrators
  • Network Engineers (Computer and Mathematical)
  • Information Security Analysts
  • IT Help Desk Specialists
  • Systems Engineers (Computer and Mathematical)
  • Database Administrators
  • Security Engineers

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First Semester

NET 790 - PC Support I

CSC 121 - Operating Systems

CIS 602 - Cyber Investigations and Forensics

CIS 616 - Network and Information Security Basics

CIS 617 - Information Systems, Forensics, and Legal Topics

Second Semester

NET 313 - Windows Server

NET 418 - LINUX Administration

NET 142 - Network Essentials

CIS 619 - Network Attacks, Intrusions, and Penetration Testing

ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace

Third Semester

CIS 621 - Assessments and Audits

CIS 623 - Boundary Protection

CIS 625 - Information Assurance Fundamentals

CIS 332 - Database and SQL

MAT 743 - Technical Math

SOC 240 - Criminology

Fourth Semester

CIS 627 - Building Secure Environments

CIS 628 - Information Warfare

CIS 629 - Security Capstone

CIS 127 - Introduction to Programming

MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment

SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication

Total Semester Hours Required: 69.0


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