AAS Associate Program
Division of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies

Trocaire’s Cybersecurity A.A.S. degree program prepares graduates with the necessary competencies to attain entry-level positions in Information Security and Security Assurance as computer security specialists and information security analysts. Through applied learning experiences, along with group/team-based learning to simulate a professional work environment, students acquire the foundation knowledge and skills necessary to pursue entry level positions and/or move on to baccalaureate studies in the field. With outcomes aligned with national standards, graduates of the program are positioned to contribute to and capitalize on the many opportunities created by this rapidly evolving and changing global industry.

Most courses and labs are offered at the college’s Extension Center at Transit Road, Lancaster, NY. Students must take the GS100 (College Seminar) course at the college’s main campus in Buffalo, NY.

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The AAS in Cybersecurity Provides students with a fundamental understanding of the technological needs, threats, and vulnerabilities of hardware, software, operating systems, networks and the Internet. With a curriculum that provides coursework in statistics, ethics in data science and research methods, students are given the tools to examine operating systems, networks, tools and protocols needed to navigate, use, and manage security technologies as well as gain insight into the legal, social, and political dynamics of the cyber universe.

Program Format
Time of Program: Evening / Weekends

Mode of Delivery: On-site, seated

Normal Time to Completion: 24 months (two academic years)


Program Outcomes List Cybersecurity
CyberWatch West Consortium Educational Member
CyberWatch West National Cyber Resource Center for academic programs



According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for the field of Information Security is expected to grow by 28% over the next ten years.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

High school diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500

Minimum Degree Requirements:

A total of at least 62 semester credit hours with a Quality Point Average of 2.0

General Education

Basic Communications – Minimum of 4 credit hours: EN101 (3) GS100* (1)**
Humanities – Minimum of 3 credit hours: PH206(3) – Ethics in Data Science
Natural Sciences: Biology Elective (3) Quantitative Analysis: MA107 (3) – Logical Reasoning and Decision Making MA110 (3) – College Algebra MA120 (3) – Statistics I
Social Sciences: PSY101 (3) – General Psychology PSY320 (3) – Research Methods: Techniques and Designs

Program Specific*

DA103 (3) – SQL for Data Analysis
CNA105 (4) – Introduction to Computer Networking
CNA112 (3) – Operating Systems
CNA264 (3) – Computer Security
CBY201 (4) – Programming Concepts and Methodologies CNA205 (3) – Intermediate Networking
CNA215 (3) – LAN Design and Management
CBY101 (3) – Introduction to Computer Forensics
CBY202(4) – Introduction to Programming in Java
CNA266 (4) – Network Security Hardware
CNA274 (3) – Seminar and Internship: Capstone Experience

Graduation Requirements:


* A minimum grade of “C” (2.0) is required. ** GS100 (College Seminar) must be taken at the main campus only.

  • College Algebra and Statistics with Business Applications
  • Logical Reasoning and Decision Making
  • SQL for Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Computer Networking
  • College Seminar or College Success
    1 /3

Semester 1


Semester 2


  • Statistics I
  • Programming Concepts and Methodologies
  • Ethics in Data Science
  • Intermediate Networking
  • LAN Design and Management

Semester 3


  • Biology Elective
  • Research Methods: Techniques and Designs
  • Introduction to Programming in Java
  • Network Security Hardware
  • Seminar and Internship

Semester 4