Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Program Mission

The Cybersecurity program provides students with a quality education that motivates them to reach their full potential through up-to-date cybersecurity course content, relevant lab experiences, and real-world work experience.

Program Description CIS Program - Code

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.

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity will:

  1. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills by working with hardware, networks, and software through programming logic and hands-on lab assignments.
  2. Install and configure various operating systems.
  3. Use Microsoft Office applications to solve common business problems.
  4. Employ common cybersecurity practices to eliminate or mitigate threats.
  5. Demonstrate the skills necessary for entry- or mid-level employment in the cybersecurity.

Career Considerations Alumnus Spotlight - Joseph Ziegler

The Computer Information Systems: Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the computer/cybersecurity employment area, while developing general problem-solving and troubleshooting skills that can be applied to business, computer, networking, server, and web environments. Job titles include computer programmer, computer support technician, cybersecurity technician, network administrator, or web designer.

Watch a video about alumnus Joseph Ziegler and his career path to Google and Uber.

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Program Publications

Student and USB Thumb DriveProgram Requirements

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 Computer Science (CS) and Computer Information Systems (CIS) 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.

Program Affiliations

UCC is an authorized Cisco Networking Academy, EC-Council Academia Partner, Palo Alto Networks Academy, and VMware Academy.

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.

Industry Certification

Several UCC courses are taught so that you can become Cisco, CompTIA, EC-Council, or Microsoft certified. Please consult with your faculty advisor to discuss which certifications are currently mapped to UCC courses.

UCC is a Pearson Vue and Prometric testing center. You can take most industry certification exams on campus. Please contact the UCC Testing Center at 541-440-4610 for testing information.

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Why UCC?

Why UCCAt 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
Phone: 541-440-7686

Vince Yip, MS - Contact
Associate Professor, CIS
Phone: 541-440-7886

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