AS degree - Cyber Security Technology


Pace University’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems offers an Associate in Applied Science in Cyber Security Technology. This degree builds upon a liberal arts core with major courses developed to focus on Cyber Security. The field of information technology and telecommunications is constantly changing. The cyber security initiative within the telecommunications companies is bringing security technologies to businesses and homes now. This initiative has created new opportunities for technicians in the field of cyber security.

What will I learn?

Students gain a thorough understanding of both the technical and operational aspects of the industry, and emerge prepared for success in a wide range of telecom careers. The AS in Cyber Security Technology will include:

  • A foundation of security topics such as types of attacks, hacker techniques, legal and privacy issues, security policy, information security best practices
  • A solid understanding of emerging telecommunications technologies, including Fiber Optics, Broadband, Voice Over IP and Wireless
  • A strong base in the fundamental industry concepts and practices
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Teamwork, communications and career development skills and best practices


Degree Requirements

View the degree details at Pace University.

Key Courses  

  Technical Math I 4 credits  
  Computer Applications 4 credits  
  Global Telecom Essentials 4 credits  
  Signal Transmission for Telecommunications 4 credits  
  Introduction to Programming Using Python (NEW outline included in Appendix A) 3 credits  
  Introduction to Computer System Hardware 4 credits  
  Global Networking Technology 4 credits  
  Computer Security Overview 4 credits  
  Overview of Internet & Network Security 3 credits  
  Overview of Computer Forensics 3 credits  
  Business and Technical Communications for Telecommunications 4 credits  



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