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Cyber Security

Associate in Applied Science

Program Overview

Cyber security is a growing and increasingly critical area of specialty. Help companies protect their customers' and clients' online and digital identities and private information. If you like computer programming this could be the career path for you. 

You may want to transfer on to get your bachelor's degree. You'll have increased earning potential and  have additional skills. And at Delta, your credits transfer easily. 

Earning Potential

If you go on to get your bachelor's degree, earning potential is good. Plus, job growth is expected to rise by 14% over the next 10 years. 

In this field, it is estimated you could earn $50,956 a year.

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Likely Careers

  • Security Management Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Project Manager


  • Accounting professor working with students in class.
    State-of-the-art technology

    Our new state-of-the-art NDG appliance allows you to have the same lab experience from home as you do in the classroom. This is where you will build the skills and confidence you need to succeed.

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About Delta's Program

This program is designed to prepare you for challenging positions in the rapidly growing field of cyber security. This degree provides the skills and knowledge to protect, and if necessary, recover information from an information system. Our program now includes the following highly recognized academies: Check Point Secure Academy, Red Hat Academy, EMC academic Alliance, Cisco Networking Academy, VMware IT Academy and Microsoft Imagine Academy.

Delta's Cyber Security degree may be completed totally online. Some classes can be completed asynchronously while other classes and labs may allow synchronous remote connections during scheduled times.

Why you should choose Delta

Co-op opportunities

You can get hands-on experience in your field while you're working toward that degree. I know. It's awesome! Plus, you'll even get paid. That's co-op! Check it out.


Honors program

The specially-designed courses emphasize creative and critical thinking, providing a unique learning experience. You have more exploration of the subject area with increased faculty and student interaction. Make the most of your Delta experience. Join Honors!


 Study abroad
Want to travel and see the world? You can do that at Delta. And get college credit while you do. Every year Delta offers study abroad opportunities.

Why study abroad?

  • Experience a new culture
  • Improve your foreign language skills
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Find new interests
  • Looks good on job applications
  • Personal growth


Transfer opportunities

One of the very best things about Delta College is your ability to start here and go anywhere. And, in the process, save thousands (and thousands) of dollars. It's a smart choice to get your associate's and then transfer on!

Delta has signed transfer agreements to continue your computer science and information technology studies with:

  • Capitol College
  • Colorado State University Global Campus
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Northwood University

Visit transfer agreements and guides to see the specifics for each agreement as well as the whole list of transfer opportunities. Have questions? Make an appointment with academic advising to discuss your dreams.

Facts & Figures

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Delta is the first college in the U.S. to offer a CheckPoint Secure Academy class through our new state of the art NDG appliance.

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Job postings for cyber security openings have grown three times as fast as openings for IT jobs overall and it takes companies longer to fill cyber security positions than other IT jobs. 




"There’s a lot of openings. Less than half of the positions open every year get filled. So it’s kind of an issue, honestly, for a lot of companies. If you’re in cyber security, you get snatched up right away."

Estefan Cervantes, Cyber Security student