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Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Certificates:
    • Level 1 (27 semester credit hours)
    • Level 2 (47 semester credit hours)
  • Program is offered at: all campuses


Keeping information safe and preventing data hacking are top priorities as our world becomes more automated.

Demand for information security analysts is growing. We need professionals who can develop innovative solutions that prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.

Be on the forefront of information security

In our program, you will learn how to:

  • Monitor the security of computer information systems
  • Detect intrusions to computer systems
  • Manage security crises
  • Implement security best practices
  • Understand cyber law and ethics issues
  • Be proactive in addressing hacking attempts with defensive countermeasures
  • Keep up with current IT security trends

Program Options



Level 1

Level 2


After successfully completing our program, you will be prepared for jobs such as:

  • Information security analyst
  • Computer security specialist
  • Information technology security analyst
  • Information assurance analyst
  • Security systems administrator

Professional Organizations

Projected Job Growth


Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Northeast Campus

Betty Dalton, Department Co-Chair

Carol Merchant, Department Co-Chair

Northwest Campus

Richard Sellers, Instructor, Department Chair

South Campus

Michael A. Jackson, J.D., Assistant Professor, Department Chair

Southeast Campus

James Chegwidden, Associate Professor, Department Chair

Updated June 29, 2021