Scott O'Connor, Program Coordinator
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bachelor of Technology degree in cyber security at Alfred State is designed to prepare you to enter the workforce as an information security professional—one of the fastest-growing computer and information technology career paths—with a special emphasis in network and host security, secure programming, secure database applications, mobile device security, and cloud security. From courses in security, to programming language sequences such as .NET, Java, and C++, this program will help you meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s information security industry. You will also receive a sound foundation in web development, networking, and microcomputer systems. And in order to give you the hands-on experience employers are looking for, a full-semester internship is included.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the cyber security program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
Articulation agreements have been established with many community colleges and additional agreements are in development. It is possible, with careful selection of courses, to transfer from a variety of associate degrees, including computer information systems, information technology, computer science, and others. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students will be prepared to pursue a graduate degree in information technology. The computer information systems degree (AAS) at Alfred State is especially well suited for transfer into the bachelor's degree at the junior level.
Organizations of all types and sizes need information technology professionals and emphasis on security has never been higher. The primary employment field includes security IT specialists, Virtual Private Network administrators, authentication specialists, database administrators, programmers, and system analysts. Due to the solid foundation in other areas, graduates will not be limited to these areas; thus, the job opportunities are wide and numerous.
Employment and continuing education rate of 100 percent – 100 percent are employed.
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Information Systems
Digital Media and Animation
Information Technology: Applications Software Development
Information Technology: Network Administration
Information Technology: Web Development
Required: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined reading/writing and math SAT score of 1080 or a composite ACT score of 21.
TYPICAL EIGHT-SEMESTER PROGRAM
|CISY||1023||Intro to Information Tech||3|
|CISY||1113||Computer Programming I||3|
|GLST||2113||Global Perspectives:Spcl Topic||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen. Ed. - Social Science||3|
|CISY||2133||Computer Programming II||3|
|CISY||2143||Microcomputer Systems I||3|
|MATH||xxx3||College Algebra or Higher*||3|
|CISY||2153||Database Appl and Programng I||3|
|CISY||3223||Intro to Web Page Development||3|
|MATH||2124||Statistical Methods & Analysis||4|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen. Ed. Nat Science||3|
|CISY||4053||Linux/Unix Admin and Scripting||3|
|BUAD||3153||Fundamentals of Management||3|
|CISY||4723||Essentials of Info Security||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen. Ed. Elective||3|
|COMP||5703||Technical Writing II||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Open Elective -Upper **||3|
|CISY||7023||Compu Forensics & Legal Issues||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Gen. Ed. Elective||3|
|CISY||7013||Network & Host Security||3|
|CISY||5133||Sec Policies, Recov & Risk Man||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Professional Elective -Upper||3|
|CISY||8703||Information Security Capstone||3|
|CISY||8303||Sftw Intgtn & Interoperability||3|
|CISY||8603||Seminar Critical Issues in IT||3|
|XXXX||xxx3||Open Elective - Upper*||3|
|CISY||8712||Info Technology Internship||12|
* If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of three credits;
otherwise take free elective.
** BUAD 4003 or BUAD 6113 recommended.
GPA of 2.5 or higher is required in major courses; GPA of 2.0 minimum overall is required.
Internship is student-initiated.
Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship and complete the program.