Associate of Applied Science Degree
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The Computer Information Systems: Cybersecurity program is a two-year sequence of classes designed to prepare the student for employment in the computer/cybersecurity employment area.
Further, this degree adds hands-on training in ethical hacking, computer hardware, computer forensics and security operations, cloud services, virtualization, switches, and routers. Students will also learn to program in a high-level programming language and to apply programming concepts in a variety of environments.
Students will become proficient as a user and manager of server and desktop operating systems, switches, routers, and database systems. Finally, the program develops critical thinking along with verbal and written communication skills.
UCC is an authorized Cisco Networking Academy, VMware Academy, and EC-Council Academia Partner.
The Cybersecurity degree program also benefits from a partnership with Mount Hood Community College, which is recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE-2Y).
The Cybersecurity degree instructional team will work to attain its own CAE-2Y designation as they gather the data required to meet its requirements.
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Cybersecurity experts enjoy higher than average wages. People who do well in this career are analytical, dependable, detail-oriented, responsible, naturally curious, problem-solvers, and quick thinkers.
Watch video about alumnus Joseph Ziegler and his career path to Google and Uber.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.
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Completion of MTH 095 or placement test scores indicating MTH 105 or higher and WR 121 or higher is required.
It is strongly recommended that CIS certificate- (or degree-) seeking students have access to a personally-owned, 64-bit Windows laptop with at least 16 GB of RAM, 1-2 TB hard disk, and other standard laptop accessories. You can purchase a full version of Microsoft Office in the UCC campus store at a very low, discounted student price.
- Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by working with hardware, networks, and software through programming logic and hands-on lab assignments.
- Install and configure various operating systems.
- Use Microsoft Office applications to solve common business problems.
- Employ common cybersecurity practices to eliminate or mitigate threats.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary for entry- or mid-level employment in the cybersecurity field.
Other CIS Certificates & Degrees at UCC
- Computer Science: AS
- Computer Information Systems: AAS
- Computer Information Systems: One-Year Certificate
- Junior Database Administrator: Pathway Certificate
- Junior Programmer: Pathway Certificate
- Junior Web Developer: Pathway Certificate
- Cisco Networking Support Technician: Pathway Certificate
- Microsoft Networking Support: Pathway Certificate
- Server Administrator: Pathway Certificate
- Microsoft Office Technologist: Pathway Certificate
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount! You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
John Blackwood, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS
Vince Yip, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS