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Degree: 64 credits
Advanced Learning Lab: Show Low Campus
No application fee or SAT/ACT scores required
Information Security Analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases and they must stay up-to-date on the latest methods attackers are using to infiltrate computer systems. Security analysts need to research new security technology to decide what will most effectively protect their organization.
NPC’s Cybersecurity degree program will prepare you to take respected industry certifications and pursue a bachelor’s degree in a variety of programs, including Information Security, Computer Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science and Criminal Justice. Our program curriculum is built around the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework, giving graduates the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in the field of cybersecurity. NPC allows you to earn the first two years of a Bachelor's degree at the lowest tuition rate in Arizona!
- For more information about our Cybersecurity degree program, please contact an NPC Academic Adviser. Also see the current NPC College Catalog and class schedule.
Read our story about Cybersecurity in our Career Focus magazine.
Labs and Classrooms
The CIS department has an advanced, dedicated computer lab at the Show Low campus. This lab is separated from the college’s network to allow faculty and students to have flexibility and control of the instructional environment without negatively impacting the college’s network.
All CIS courses are available online. Students have the option to attend remotely using Zoom web conferencing or may elect to join their instructor and/or fellow students on campus. Recordings are available for all scheduled class sessions.
In order for students to complete assignments outside of class, students are required to have access to their own computer and high-speed internet connection. NPC does provide open computer labs at all locations that students may use to complete some or all course requirements, depending on the specific course.
Show Low Campus computer lab and online
Most information security analysts work for computer companies, consulting firms or businesses and financial companies.
Future job possibilities in Cybersecurity will be found in every area that touches human lives: the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment, government, education, and more. And once established in the computing field, your training and experience can open doors to evermore challenging positions with increasing pay.
Salary potential ranges widely based on experience, education level, and national certifications. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the salary range for computer occupations from $45,320 to the median annual wage of $93,760. (May 2019)
Potential Job Titles
Network technician/administrator, systems administrator, information security/cybersecurity analyst, digital forensics investigator, incident responder, IT auditor, penetration and vulnerability tester, and more.
Although this is not a transfer degree, some of NPC's computer courses may transfer to the state's three public universities and other colleges. Check with an NPC academic adviser and AZTransfer.com to see which NPC courses may be accepted for transfer credit. Always work with an academic adviser at the college or university you plan to attend to ensure courses you complete at NPC will transfer.