Cyber Security

Associate in Applied Science

School: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Dean: Melanie Rie,

Program Director: Eric Magaram,

Support Staff: Collette Gerken,

Location: Technology Center, Room: 8300, Phone: 845-574-4298


Degrees Offered:

Program Goals:

The program provides students with the technological skills needed for careers in cyber security/networking/information assurance. Course work helps prepare students for vendor certifications including Microsoft® Windows®, CompTIA®, and Cisco®. Most course objectives are mapped to industry-recognized certification exams and include extensive lab work.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a variety of skills with installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting server and desktop operating systems in a standalone and networked environment
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and configuration of computer and network hardware including routers, switches, cabling, PCs, servers, and wireless devices
  • Implement network and information security practices
  • Develop successful hands-on experience through lab work
  • Develop critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills

The NSA and DHS has validated the following RCC courses as meeting the requirements for becoming a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense 2-Year Education (CAE-CD 2Y):

CYB 106 Networking I/CCNA®

CYB 110 Intro to Linux

CYB 130 Intro to Network Security

CYB 216 Windows Server Installation and Configuration

ELT 249 PC Maintenance

CSP 105/SOC 105 Computer in Society