Cybersecurity Coding AAS

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Cybersecurity Coding AAS

Program Code: A25590I

Our Information Technology (IT) Cybersecurity Coding Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program offers classes that explore specific technical paths in cybersecurity and coding that help prevent data breaches and cyberattacks. Emphasis is placed on security concepts, programming language, and ethical hacking.

It will also cover computer code basics, an essential skill needed for a successful career in computer science and security, as well as the top languages used by hackers. Understanding those programming languages gives cybersecurity professionals a better understanding of how to defend and counter attacks.

Upon graduation, you will qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, educational systems, and governmental agencies that rely on computer systems to design and manage information. The program will incorporate the competencies of industry-recognized certification exams for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Python Institute, Cisco, and others.

The Cybersecurity Coding program also offers diploma and certificate options.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Cybersecurity Coding program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Communicating professionally and thinking critically
  • Analyze and solve problems, using algorithms to create computer programs and scripts, that support Information Technology systems with an emphasis on security
  • Mastering programming logic principles, identifying security risks, and selecting appropriate hardware and software applications
  • Understanding security principles including authentication, confidentiality, and access control to make systems less vulnerable to failures and attacks

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Cybersecurity Coding graduates, including:

  • Cybersecurity analyst/specialist
  • Forensic computer analyst
  • Cybersecurity programmer

Industry Certifications Available

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Cyber Secure Coder
  • Linux+
  • Python Application Development
  • Python Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer
  • Security+

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

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Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Every quality business program worldwide is accredited.

IT students can train and test for a variety of industry-recognized certifications, including A+, Security+ and Net+. Craven Community College is a Microsoft Academy and provides certification testing for the Microsoft Office Specialist certifications.

The Cybersecurity Coding program offers the following industry certification training:

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Cyber Secure Coder
  • Linux+
  • Python Application Development
  • Python Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer
  • Security+

While the AAS is a degree leading to immediate job placement upon graduation, Craven Community College has a special relationship for transfer for some of the IT clusters to a BS degree in Industrial Technology with East Carolina University.

Contact Information

Career & Technical Programs
Bosch Advanced Manufacturing Center
New Bern Campus

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