Computer security is a dynamic field of study. It is designed to meet the changing needs related to the threats and vulnerabilities of cyberspace. If you are the type of individual who likes the challenge of ever-changing opportunities to learn, then we invite you to come and be part of this exciting field of study at Casper College.
Computer vulnerabilities are one of the major concerns of all business organizations regardless of the nature of the business. Government entities at all levels and private businesses from all industries are equally susceptible to malicious attacks. Due to the critical need to safeguard not only our country, but also critical infrastructures related to refineries, generation of electricity and pipelines, along with the businesses that drive our economy, the healthcare industry, and financial institutions, there is an overwhelmingly underserved need for a new generation of professionals who are trained and educated to meet the demands of information assurance in the 21st century.
The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree is designed to provide a solid foundation for future professional growth to help meet the growing demand for professionals with information assurance expertise. It is intended to be the gateway to a four-year degree in computer security, cyber security or a related field of study at another educational institute.
The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is not intended to be a transfer degree but still provides students with a solid foundation as an IT support person for an information assurance career. Keep in mind this is a dynamic field of study which means these professionals will constantly be upgrading and learning new skills. Students with this degree are eligible for CCENT certification.
The certificate is designed as an abbreviated study of information assurance to help working individuals update their current skills or for other individuals who may be interested in pursuing limited training in this area but are not interested in rounding out their degree with general education requirements.
Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems