Cybersecurity | Degree and Transfer programs
Associate of Science

Cyber Security

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Program Overview

Program Overview

The program provides preparation for students to obtain entry-level positions in the field of cybersecurity and computer crime deterrence. It also provides preparation and assistance to students for successful transfer to other institutions of higher education, including Charter Oak State College’s Cyber Security bachelors program.

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  • Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in public and private accounting. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include: information security analysts, criminal justice, network information security analyst, IT security administrator
  • Students may seamlessly transfer to Charter Oak and complete their BA online.


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Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities

 

Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.

Quick Facts

Cyber Security Quick Facts

Get on a Path Towards Job-Readiness
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The Connecticut Department of Labor projects demand in Computer Science to increase by 17.4% between the years 2012 and 2022; Information Security Analysts (Cybersecurity) is projected to be up 18.6% in the same time frame.

Obtain the Skills that are In-Demand
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Nationally more than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the U.S at a variety of levels are unfilled and postings are up 74 percent over the past five years. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

Work in a Steadily Growing Field
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Demand for positions such as information security professionals is expected to grow by 53 percent through 2018 according to sources analyzing Bureau of Labor Statistics projections.

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A Job-Ready Program Placing Students in an In-Demand Field

Combining elements of NVCC’s Criminal Justice and Computer Information Systems programs, the cyber security program offers students a strong grounding in understanding the investigative nature of cyber security in the criminal justice realm as well as gaining technical skills in computer science networking and programming. Many classes are mapped to support industry certification testing after course completion, including CompTIA Network+, Security+ and Project+. 

According to the 2015 Travelers Business Risk Index which surveyed 1,210 business risk managers, “cyber security has moved near the top of the list of concerns for business leaders in the past year.”  The study goes on to estimate that one in 10 business believe they have experienced a cyber-attack and this number rises to 1 in 5 for large businesses. (Travelers Business Risk Index, 2015, pgs. 2, 3, 10)

“Even if the industry was able to fill the estimated 1.5 million open cyber security jobs by 2020, we’d still have a skills crisis in security,” said Marc van Zadelhoff, head of IBM Security in a May 10, 2016 Fortune article on Cyber Security.

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Academic & Transfer

Transfer options are available for students who choose this course of study.  Talk with your advisor.

Career Paths

The overall outlook for cyber security careers in Connecticut is strong. The Connecticut Department of Labor projects demand in Computer Science to increase by 17.4% between the years 2012 and 2022; Information Security Analysts (cyber security) is projected to be up 18.6% in the same time frame. Nationally more than 209,000 cyber security jobs in the U.S at a variety of levels are unfilled and postings are up 74 percent over the past five years. Demand for positions such as information security professionals is expected to grow by 53 percent through 2018 according to sources analyzing Bureau of Labor Statistics projections. 

Even if the industry was able to fill the estimated 1.5 million open cyber security jobs by 2020, we’d still have a skills crisis in security,” said Marc van Zadelhoff, head of IBM Security in a May 10, 2016 Fortune article on Cyber Security.  

Potential career paths in cyber security include:

  • Information Security Analysts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Network Information Security Analyst
  • IT Security Administrator

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