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Program and Course Information

The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program will prepare students for an entry-level career in the cybersecurity industry. It will also provide opportunities for those employed in the information technology field to enhance their knowledge and credentials and advance in their careers. The program emphasizes network and computer systems security and information assurance concepts augmented by current cybersecurity industry standards and techniques. Major topics covered in the program include threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, responses and management aspects of information security. Entry-level position responsibilities in cybersecurity include, but are not limited to: maintaining computer network infrastructure and security; designing, administering and/or securing enterprise information/networks; securing computer assets connected to the internet; installing, configuring and securing IP telephony systems; configuring and securing remote access networks; providing technical support and configuring and repairing endpoint devices.

Degree candidates study core information technology competencies including small-to-enterprise business networking, multi-OS server and client network administration and computer hardware and operating systems. In addition to these core competencies, students have team projects and capstone activities that develop a foundation in network security with emphasis in health care network security, information assurance, and/or enterprise network design security.


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Suffolk County Community College
Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Ammerman Campus
533 College Road
Selden, NY 11784
(631) 451-4000