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Cyber Security Associate Degree, A.S.

As one of the most rapidly growing industries with one of the highest returns on investment, an associate degree in cyber security is an excellent career path for those who love problem-solving, protecting vital information, and preventing cyber crimes, threats, and vulnerabilities within the IT world.

The Associate of Science in Cyber Security offered through CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers a wide variety of opportunities for professionals with the right skills, training, and experiences. Serving as an introduction into industry best practices and strategic skill sets needed for entry-level positions in cyber security, this associate degree program focuses on practical approaches to real-world cyber security problems and solutions to protect key information assets of organizations, governments, and individuals.

Program Focus

Learn to combat and correct cyber attacks, risks, and security breaches as well as incorporate Christian ethics/business practices into sustainable, real-world problem solving.

Through the Cyber Security associate degree, you will be equipped with the fundamental knowledge needed in the key areas of the field, all from a Christian worldview. The program also includes courses from the Computer Information Technology field, providing further opportunities to explore different areas of expertise within the technical realm including cyber security measures for computer systems, operating systems, computer networking, software development, and information assurance.

    • Program format: 100% online
    • 60 total credit hours (24 in major core)
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking
    • Students have direct access to our spiritually mature, experienced faculty and staff who are also professionals in the field.
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

    Submit Related Application Materials To:

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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      If you have questions, contact an Enrollment Counselor by calling 303-963-3311. Our experienced, professional enrollment counselors are here to guide you as you consider going back to college and are equipped to serve the enrollment needs of adult students.

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Complete an online cyber security associate degree in two years...or less!

The 60-hour associate degree program in cyber security can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework. However, you can complete your study faster if you already have college, military, or technical credits. Find out how many transfer credits you may be able to receive!

In addition, the associate degree will provide a foundation for further career advancement and additional career paths if you continue on to complete your bachelor's degree in a related field. All 60 credit hours of coursework from the Cyber Security associate degree may be applied to CCU's Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security.

What can you do with an associate degree in Cyber Security?

CCU's Associate of Science in Cyber Security degree opens the door for endless opportunities in one of the world's most persistently growing fields, equipping you to learn and apply cyber security technical skills and theory, using the knowledge of sustainable real-world problems and solutions to protect key information assets.

Completion of the two-year cyber security associate degree prepares you for high paying, high demand, entry-level cyber security jobs including:

  • Network Security Analyst or Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security or Cyberthreat Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Engineer
  • Security System Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist

Flexible options and benefits for adult learners

  • Students will be introduced to the required technical skills and applied business knowledge to positively impact individuals, economic growth, and national security.
  • Through hands-on experiences with real-world cyber security problems, students will engage with security design concepts, security development theory, and secure design for key computer assets.
  • All coursework in the program combines Christian ethics with strategic skills to have a meaningful and vitally important impact reaching far beyond the digital world.
  • The cyber security program is intentionally designed for adult students who are busy with full-time or part-time work and family commitments.
State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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