Cyber Security

Associate in Applied Science

School: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Dean: Melanie Rie,

Program Director: Eric Magaram,

Support Staff: Collette Gercken,

Location: Technology Center, Room: 8300, Phone: 845-574-4298

Degrees Offered:

Program Description:

The program provides students with the technological skills needed for careers in cyber security/networking/information assurance. Course work helps prepare students for vendor certifications including Microsoft® Windows®, CompTIA®, and Cisco®. Most course objectives are mapped to industry-recognized certification exams and include extensive lab work.

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot computers in a networked environment
  • Configure network hardware including routers, switches, and wireless devices
  • Implement Cyber Security practiced to defend against cyber threats
  • Develop proficiency using a popular programming or script language
  • Develop troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in a networked environment

The NSA and DHS has validated the following RCC courses as meeting the requirements for becoming a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-CD 2Y):

  • CYB 10600 Networking I/CCNA®
  • CYB 11000 Intro to Linux
  • CYB 13000 Intro to Network Security
  • CYB 21600 Windows Server Installation and Configuration
  • CYB 24900 PC Maintenance
  • CSP 13000 Social and Ethical Issues in Computing