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    Cyber Security

    Computer experts complete cyber security tasks in a modern office.

    The Lackawanna College Cyber Security program is an exclusively online degree completion program for college-ready students who want to enter this exciting and cutting-edge field.

    With the emergence of information technology in our modern world, the threat of cyber security attacks has become a growing concern.

    Lackawanna College has devised a holistic cyber security curriculum which ensures our graduates will obtain the necessary skills to combat cyber threats and meet workforce demand.

    Our program was carefully constructed for future Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) program compliance. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) jointly sponsor the CAE and designate specific colleges and universities as CAE members based on their close alignment to cyber security related knowledge units (KUs).

    Fast Facts

    • The Cyber Security associate degree program can be considered a computer science degree with an emphasis on security.
    • Through a diverse curriculum, students will learn how cyber security is implemented in career-related skills like operating systems, networking, programming, and databases.
    • To reduce text book and software licenses costs, students will leverage free open source software and its associated documentation.
    • Internships will offer students the hands-on experience they need to succeed in both the classroom and job market.
    • Graduates from the Cyber Security associate degree program are ready to obtain an entry-level information technology job and/or transfer their credits for continuing education. Because this program covers the main computer science components, it exposes the student to various career opportunities including network architecture, software development, and database or system administration.
    • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for Information Security Analysts is expected to grow 28% from 2016 to 2026.
    • The median annual wage for Information Security Analysts was $95,510 in May 2017.

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2019) – PDF

    This degree is offered exclusively online.