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Cybersecurity - Associate Degree

Cybersecurity careers are at the forefront of information technology. IT security professionals are needed to prevent hackers from stealing vital data and to protect computer operations. Cybersecurity technologists are responsible for network security infrastructure, security application software, and security monitoring. Typical career opportunities in this field range from firewall administrators to intrusion detection administrators to security technology consultants. Responsibilities can include firewall administration, network security configuration and support, and security monitoring – all focused on developing and maintaining a secure network. Graduates of this associate degree are also prepared to pursue mainstream vendor certifications with additional study.

Program Code: 101512 New at NWTC
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Area of Study: Information Technology

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $10,369, Books: $419, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

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Follow Your Path

All credits from the following certificate(s) apply toward this associate degree:

611504, Networking Pathway Certificate

Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: This is an 8 Week Advantage program.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?

Program Outcomes

  • Install network hardware including interface cards and cabling
  • Create effective user environments using Microsoft and UNIX/LINUX operating systems
  • Install and configure network and desktop operating system software
  • Install and configure application software
  • Exercise structured problem solving techniques
  • Develop technical documentation for network configuration and security
  • Communicate technical information effectively
  • Maintain computer hardware and peripherals
  • Implement and configure wide area network (WAN) services
  • Detect, analyze, and defend against network and system penetration
  • Maintain data, confidentiality, and integrity through data and communication encryption

What careers are in my future?


Graduate Employment

with 50% in field

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Firewall Administrator
  • IDS/IPS Administrator
  • Systems Security Analyst

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit

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