Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics

Associate of Science

Herkimer County Community College

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    Associate of Science
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Earn your associate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The cybersecurity program at Herkimer College is certified by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program. The Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics A.S. certification ensures the curriculum meets the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standards for Information Systems Security Professionals and Senior Systems Managers. The IACE Program provides consistency in training and education for information assurance skills. 

Analysts trained in digital forensics follow digital "fingerprints" to investigate electronic data on smartphones, GPS systems, and computer networks for evidence of crime. The demand for security analysts is expected to grow an incredible 31% by 2029, making it one of the fastest-growing fields. Companies, government agencies, healthcare settings, and education providers are all looking for qualified candidates. 

The AS in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Herkimer Community College will prepare students to work in the investigatory side of the field of cybersecurity. Digital forensic examiners are the first responders in cybercrime, corporate crime, identify theft, and cyber-terrorism. Digital forensics tasks include identification of cyber threats and intrusions, assessment of cyberattack impacts, and cause and origin investigation.

As a student in Herkimer College's Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics AS degree program, you'll take a combination of criminal justice and computer technology courses to help you develop the skills needed to be successful in this rapidly growing field. The curriculum prepares you to transfer into a four-year program to get a bachelor's degree. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to obtain CompTIA Security+ global certification.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

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  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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