Computer Security Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Manager
  • Network Administrator

Expected Salary


Job Growth


These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you are looking for a field that will challenge you, an associate’s degree in Computer Security might be right for you. Obtaining a degree in computer security will offer you the opportunity to give you specialized instruction that is very marketable in today’s technology industry. Many of these programs can be finished within a two year time period, affording you the pace and time necessary to accomplish other activities.

Since modern institutions are reliant upon databases to run their everyday operations, computer security is extremely necessary in order to maintain the protection of all sorts of data. This data includes but is not limited to:

  • Credit card information
  • Medical Records
  • Employee Data
  • Social Security Information
  • Personal Information
  • Records and Product Databases

Although keeping this data in computers offers the companies the benefit of easy access, the access is just as easy for hackers and cyberterrorists. These are people who are always looking for a vulnerable system and infiltrate it. The results can be expensive and often, catastrophic.

This is why all kinds of organizations are spending much of their budget to keep their systems and networks secure and working at their peak level.

Many computer security experts begin in other areas of computer technology such as systems analysts, database managers, network administrators and developers for the Internet. Therefore, they may look for a program that gives them the opportunity to continue working while studying computer security systems.

If you wish to pursue an associate’s degree in computer security, there are many options available to you. These programs can cover a myriad of topics such as:

  • Application Security
  • Security Architecture
  • Information Security
  • Risk Management
  • Data Encryption
  • Business Planning
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Internet and telecommunications security

If you are ready for this challenging career, plan on spending up to two years studying for a computer security certificate or degree. Your marketability will become great as organizations continually seek people with computer security talents.

Computer Security Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Milan Institute

We believe that each student at Milan Institute holds the key to his or her own success. Our staff and instructors strive to help each student develop the professionalism that will open a world of creativity and knowledge. Milan Institute offers a college atmosphere conducive to learning and individual growth. Excellent training and job placement assistance enable our students to become enterprising professionals.


Branford Hall Career Institute

Prestigious Branford Hall has been a leader in professional education for four decades. Branford Hall has campuses conveniently located in Branford, Southington and Windsor, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Albany and Bohemia, New York. Students are instructed with state-of-the-art, real-world technologies that today’s employers are seeking.


IBMC College

IBMC College offers life-changing, accelerated career training for adult learners. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, starting a new career or an individual looking to make a change, we can help you get started training for a new, rewarding career in 19 months or less!

Why IBMC College

  • Flexible class schedules – Our classes run day and evening at nearby campuses, allowing you to balance the demands of a family, job or other life responsibilities – while obtaining an education on your terms.
  • Hands-on learning – You learn by doing. We focus on providing you with one-on-one instruction from experienced instructors, who work with you directly to develop your skills.
  • Externship experience – Our students complete an externship within their specific program of study, providing them with valuable, real world experience.
  • Job placement assistance – Job placement assistance, resume writing and professional development support is provided – giving you an edge in today’s competitive job market.
  • Financial aid- Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Career Training Programs

  • Business Administration & Accounting
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assisting
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Paralegal

Accreditations & Memberships
IBMC College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools.

We are proud to support our country’s veterans. As a Yellow Ribbon Participant and recipient of the 2014 Military Friendly School® by Victory Media, Inc., providing life-changing career training is our commitment to both our civilian and military students.

Programs vary by campus.


Lansdale School of Business

No matter what occupation you choose to pursue, the competition for a good job is fierce. Lansdale School of Business (LSB) can help you stand out from the rest by teaching you the specific skills you need to succeed in the career you desire.

Why choose LSB?

  • Convenient scheduling
  • Instructors with professional qualifications who provide industry-specific insights based on real-world experience
  • Lifelong placement assistance
  • Financial Assistance for those who qualify