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Associate of Science, Cybersecurity


Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Associate in Science in Cybersecurity prepares students with the entry-level knowledge and skill sets necessary to protect an organization’s cyberspace.  Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand today. The recently published Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy highlights 4,153 unfilled cybersecurity job openings in Connecticut and an estimated 1.5 million jobs nation-wide by 2020.  This degree is designed with immediate workforce placement; however, students can easily transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year university.  The Cybersecurity curriculum aligns with and prepares students for numerous nationally recognized industry certifications, such as ISC2’s Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and CompTIA’s Security+ certification.  Students graduating from this program will be proficient in understanding the learning objectives and security technologies necessary to pass both of these certification exams.

Career Outlook

• The Associate of Science in Cybersecurity degree is a 60-credit program that many students can complete in two years.

• The recently published Connecticut Cybersecurity Strategy highlights 4,153 open cybersecurity positions in Connecticut.

• It is expected that by 2020, 1.5 million jobs in the Cybersecurity field will need to be filled, nationwide.