Associate in Applied Science Degree Program
Hegis Code: 5199
NYSED Code: 34526
The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Cyber Security prepares students for employment in a variety of entry‐level careers in Cyber Security. Today, everyone is concerned with security, and people with knowledge in this area are in high demand. Positions can include such titles as Network Administrator, network security specialist, information security technician, just to name a few.
The main thrust is protection of information and limiting access to network resources. In addition to security, students will also be instructed in techniques used to track perpetrators once an attack has occurred. In addition to basic computer and networking skills, the student will be instructed in Operating Systems, computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Information Security, Network Perimeter Security, and Cyber Crime Investigation.
Classes are designed to provide students with hands‐on training utilizing state‐of‐the‐art computer facilities. Lab work and assignments will present real world cyber security scenarios encountered in the work place. For forensics studies, industry standard software will be used.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the AAS Cyber Security Degree program, a student will be able to
- Develop basic network administration skills;
- Perform computer forensic analysis;
- Demonstrate an understanding of network forensics;
- Develop an understanding of the legal issues associated with cyber security;
- Document an appropriate procedure of handling case evidence.
While A.A.S. graduates are prepared to enter the workforce immediately, many students choose to transfer to upper‐level programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in technology. If students are considering this, they should consult with the department chair and advisors for program planning.
Requirements for Program Entry
- Admission to this program requires that students be high school graduates or have high school equivalency diplomas (GED’s).
Developmental Assistance Available
For students who do not meet basic reading and math requirements, or who have other learning issues, extra assistance is readily available through SUNY Ulster’s Learning Center, The Gary and Janaki Math Center, the Writing Center, the Peer and Friend Tutor Program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors.
For More Information
Dr. Anita Bleffert‐Schmidt
Coordinator, CIS & CS
Office: Hasbrouck Hall, 212‐A
Phone: 800:724‐0833, ext 5195 or