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CyberSecurity Associate of Applied Science Degree
CyberSecurity Certificate

Program Overview

​CyberSecurity is a field that prepares individuals for careers in information assurance. Topics of study within the CyberSecurity programs will include instruction in information assurance, computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; cryptography; security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.

​Students in the CyberSecurity Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree program will learn to assess the security needs of computer and network systems, recommend safeguard solutions to prevent unwanted security breaches, and manage the implementation of security devices, systems, and procedures.

The CyberSecurity Certificate program at Saint Paul College is 24 credits in length. The program provides 16 credits specifically related to CyberSecurity which will aid students in the field and in potential certifications. 

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Highlights

  • System design, analysis and maintenance 
  • Learn to gather, monitor, and analyze multiple sources of data to identify changes in circumstance or events. 
  • Evaluate information to determine compliance with security standards 
  • Common “hacks” or security breaches and countermeasures to prevent such breaches

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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    ​CyberSecurity Certificate Prerequisite
    Students must have completed the Computer Network Engineering AAS degree or have instructor approval.

  • Career Settings

    • Public and private employment sectors
    • Systems administrators
    • Network engineers, system programmers
    • Systems specialists
  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​

    CyberSecurity AAS Degree

    • ​BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead 
    • BS Information Technology, Saint Mary's University-Twin Cities Campus​ 
    • Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University
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