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Cybersecurity (AAS & Cert)

Secure Your Future in Cybersecurity

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is greater than ever. Cyber threats are escalating, and the need for qualified cybersecurity professionals is critical. CNCC's cutting-edge cybersecurity program helps you develop the skills and expertise to defend our digital world.

From data breaches to ransomware attacks, the consequences of inadequate cybersecurity are severe. Statistics show that cybercrime is expected to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. Real-world examples, such as the SolarWinds hack and the Colonial Pipeline attack, highlight the critical need for skilled professionals to protect our critical infrastructure.

Secure your future by becoming a cyber professional - safeguarding businesses, governments, and individuals from the ever-present threat of cyber-attack.

Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

The field of cybersecurity offers diverse and rewarding career paths. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Workforce Framework (NICE Framework) describes the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to fill different cybersecurity work roles. The NICE Framework has over 50 different cybersecurity work roles.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for security analysts was over $100,000 per year. With job growth projected at 31% over the next decade, cybersecurity professionals are in high demand both in Colorado and nationwide.

As a CNCC graduate, you will be prepared to take on various critical roles in the industry, including:

  • Security Analyst - Protects an organization’s computer systems and networks by planning and implementing security measures.
  • Incident Responder - Reacts to and mitigates cyber incidents, investigating breaches and implementing measures to prevent future attacks.
  • Digital Forensics Analyst - Investigates cyber incidents by analyzing digital evidence to uncover the cause and extent of cyber breaches.

By joining CNCC's cybersecurity program, you will develop the knowledge and skills to excel in these high-demand roles and make a significant impact in the cybersecurity profession.

Why Choose CNCC for Cybersecurity?

At CNCC, we don’t just teach you the theory; we provide you with practical experience that prepares you for the professional world.

We designed our program to produce qualified cybersecurity professionals who are ready to meet the current cybersecurity challenges of industry and government. Our cybersecurity program is known for its comprehensive and immersive approach to cybersecurity education. Why you should choose the CNCC Cybersecurity Program:

State-of-the-Art Technology - Our state-of-the-art facilities, such as the CNCC CyberLab, are designed to model enterprise systems, real-world cyber threats, and operational work roles giving you practical skills that are immediately applicable in the workforce. Our CyberLab provides a dynamic environment where you can test your skills, troubleshoot issues, and develop innovative solutions.

AAS Degree with Industry Certifications - CNCC offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Cybersecurity. The cybersecurity program includes industry-recognized certifications like CompTIA, Security+, Network+, and other industry recognized certifications. These certifications are part of the curriculum, ensuring you graduate with credentials that are highly valued by employers.

Cost Savings - CNCC offers significant cost savings on these industry certifications, making high-quality education affordable. We also provide tuition assistance and scholarships for eligible students. Full-time residents can apply for In-District Tuition Assistance to help cover tuition costs.

Flexibility - At CNCC, we understand the challenges of balancing education with personal and professional commitments. That's why our cybersecurity program offers flexible learning options, including live, interactive virtual classes and hybrid flexible (Hy-Flex) courses. With Hy-Flex, you can attend classes in person, online, or both, tailoring your education to fit your schedule and preferences.

Act Now to Secure Your Future

Ready to take the next step in your cybersecurity career? Enroll in CNCC's cybersecurity program today and secure your future. Visit our website to apply, or contact our admissions office for more information.

Help us build a safer, more secure digital future—start your cybersecurity journey today.

Contact Information




Director of Cybersecurity & Networking Program 
James Elste
(970) 824-0827

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.