Associate Degree in Applied Information Technology, Cybersecurity

Program Summary

Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems offers an Associate of Science in Applied Technology with a Cyber Security concentration. This degree builds upon a liberal arts core with major courses developed to focus on cyber security. The field of information technology and telecommunications is constantly changing. The cyber security initiative within the telecommunications companies is bringing security technologies to businesses and homes now. This initiative has created new opportunities for technicians in the field of cyber security.

What You Will Learn

Students gain a thorough understanding of both the technical and operational aspects of the industry and emerge prepared for success in a wide range of telecom careers. The AS in Cyber Security Technology will include:

  • A foundation of security topics such as types of attacks, hacker techniques, legal and privacy issues, security policy, information security best practices
  • A solid understanding of emerging telecommunications technologies, including Fiber Optics, Broadband, Voice Over IP and Wireless
  • A strong base in the fundamental industry concepts and practices
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork, communications and career development skills and best practices


Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses 17 credits
Elective Courses 14 credits
Major Concentration Courses 33 credits
Total 64 credits

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