Feb 28, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cyber Security, A.A.S. (No Longer Accepting New Students)

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Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Hegis Code: 5199
NYSED Code: 34526

Program Description

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.

Employment Potential

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

For more information contact Admissions 1‐800‐724‐0833 ext. 5018 or 5022


Semester Credits 16

Semester Credits 14

Semester Credits 15

Semester Credits 15‐16

Total Credits 60‐61

* ENG 101  is a pre/co‐requisite for all history courses and 200‐level sociology courses.
** Students can take up to 2 credits in physical education courses to satisfy these electives.
*** Courses offered through the Hudson Valley Educational Consortium. Instruction takes place either via teleconferencing on the SUNY Ulster campus or at another location identified at time of registration.


Through advisement, students will also fulfill General Education Requirements .

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