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Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

Online Program
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Secure Your Future with an Associate Degree in Cybersecurity

If you’re comfortable around computers and enjoy solving puzzles, cybersecurity might offer a rewarding career path for you. With an Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, you could find entry-level work in the field. Demand in cybersecurity is high with job openings across the U.S. Contact Charter College to begin training for a cybersecurity career today.

AAS Cybersecurity Classes and Curriculum

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position as a cybersecurity specialist. In virtual classrooms and labs, you will learn how to mitigate risks, defend networks from threats, understand computer forensics, and use computer technology to enhance your potential for employment. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Cybersecurity topics that you will cover include:

  • Cyber Threats and Countermeasures
  • Secure Software Development
  • Web Application Security
  • Network Security and Monitoring
  • Cloud Security
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Network and Operations Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

View the complete list of Cybersecurity courses in the Charter College Handbook.

AAS Cybersecurity Certifications

Students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program are able to earn the following certifications: TestOut ITF Pro, TestOut Network Pro, TestOut Ethical Hacker Pro, TestOut Security Pro, and TestOut CyberDefense Pro.  During the program, students will acquire the knowledge to take the Network+, Security+, and Cloud+ certifications separately. 

Cybersecurity Program Length

60 weeks or 15 months

In as little as 15 months, you can get started on the path to a rewarding career as a cybersecurity specialist. Charter College starts classes every five weeks providing unparalleled flexibility and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

Cybersecurity Online Delivery Method

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program is available online. Online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Cybersecurity Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Cybersecurity program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize emerging threats and decipher risk to develop an appropriate and effective defense
  • Build smarter and more effective cybersecurity solutions by approaching threats holistically and from the intruder's perspective
  • Use OSI stack security, hacking methodology and mitigation, penetration testing, and defensive strategies
  • Create security policies, risk assessments, disaster recovery plans, and post-attack protocols and procedures
  • Uncover and examine the latest research and techniques in security and mitigation strategies
  • Apply systems engineering principles to build a more reliable enterprise
  • Build an understanding of data network device and communications technology, architecture, and management
  • Develop knowledge of technical and organizational information security risks and communication tactics to mitigate these risks for traditional and cloud-based environments
  • Develop and articulate effective enterprise information security policies that address internal and external national and international threats
  • Gain insight into the strategies and protocols needed to secure and monitor computer networks in global organizations
  • Secure applications, cryptography, common attack vectors, cyber-attacks, and exploits

Prepare for Entry-Level Cybersecurity Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program prepares you to handle the duties and requirements of entry-level cybersecurity positions. You can seek employment in the business, education, healthcare, or technology industries.

Charter College Campuses that Offer Cybersecurity Training

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program is available online through Charter College—Anchorage, AK.


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