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Degrees type: Associate, Bachelor
Mount Aloysius College provides hands-on learning in a dedicated Cybersecurity lab under the instruction of diverse, highly-trained faculty with years of in-the-field experience.
Our graduates are hired by organizations such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, and Booz Allen Hamilton. We partner with organizations such as the Center for International Cyber Intelligence (CI2) where students get a first-hand opportunity to intern and work with experts in the field.
Mount Aloysius College offers an associate’s degree in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics as well as a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics. Short-term coursework for certification preparation is also available.
What do Cybersecurity and Digital Forensic experts do?
Our networks, devices and digital data are under constant attack. Cybersecurity experts are frontline defenders of an organization’s valuable digital assets. They are hired to test and monitor systems and networks for potential breaches, and are called upon to respond to cyber threats. Digital forensics professionals dissect digital systems to discover how and why systems were breached.
- Faculty with government and private sector experience
- High job placement rates
- Experience in both cybersecurity and digital forensics
Online, hybrid and flexible classes
Hands-on curriculum in a dedicated Cybersecurity lab
Remote internship opportunities
Cybersecurity focuses on the measures taken to protect digital information against unauthorized access or attack.
Digital forensics involves the recovery and investigation of digital devices, related to computer crime. Possible careers include:
- Compliance Officer
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Cyber Risk Manager
- Digital Forensics Specialist
- Ethical Hacker / PentrationTester
- Information Security Analyst
- Intelligence Investigator
- Law Enforcement Officers
- Network Applications Supervisor
- Networks & Systems Engineer
- Security Administrator
- Security Analyst/Architect
- Security Consultant
- Security Engineer
- Security Software Designer
The increase in cyber-attacks today has led to an urgent demand for more experienced and qualified workforce to protect networks and information systems.
According to Forbes, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.
Cybersecurity professionals report an average salary of $116,000, which is nearly three times the national average (Source: National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies https://niccs.us-cert.gov/cybersecurity, DHS).
- Knowledge Base in Information Technology – Students will demonstrate knowledge of core computing concepts.
- Critical Thinking – Students will demonstrate critical thinking and analytical reasoning to solve information technology problems.
- Ethical and Social Responsibility – Students will demonstrate familiarity with ethical and global impacts of technology on society.
- Communication – Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and professionally and to collaborate within a team setting.
- Professional experience – Students will gain real-world experience using current software, industry tools, simulations and outcome-based projects.
*Basic level for A.S. degree and Advanced level for B.S. degree
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Internships That Count
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Coding Against Crime
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