Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity
Portland Community College

Program Details

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity from Portland Community College is an online information security degree.  In two years, you can complete courses that will allow you to begin a career protecting information assets, computer systems, and networks from attacks, ensuring the safety of businesses, organizations, and even the government online.  This online cybersecurity degree focuses on cyber defense technology while also covering computer technology in general.  You will learn to analyze common security vulnerabilities, identify threats, and plan, implement, and monitor cybersecurity mechanisms to protect valuable information and other assets from cyber threats.  Using hands-on labs and lectures and web-based courses, knowledgeable faculty will teach students to adapt to new technologies, tools, and methodologies in cybersecurity; lead and communicate effectively in cross functional teams; and apply ethical and moral standards while maintaining information security in cyberspace. 

If you decide to enter the workforce after graduation instead of pursuing a higher degree, you will be prepared for such careers as:

  • Network Defense Technician
  • Cyber Defense Analyst
  • Intrusion Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • IT Auditor

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Portland Community College is accredited by:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score