Dive into the dynamic world of cybersecurity at Rio, where we're not just educating students; we're shaping cyber defenders of the future.

Our comprehensive program is designed to equip you with the skills needed to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity.

The curriculum is designed to prepare you not only for academic success but also for the professional challenges that lie ahead. We take pride in our students being well-prepared for various industry certification exams, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Did you know that the cybersecurity industry boasts a 0% unemployment rate? We're here to guide you to become a part of that elite workforce and a successful career.

Cybersecurity Degrees

Associates of Technical Studies - Cybersecurity

  • Associate's Program

Program Overview

The Cybersecurity ATS degree shall produce graduate who are immediately employable into entry-level technical positions in a wide variety of support jobs. In this program, students will assess modern cybersecurity challenges that threaten our privacy, security, and safety, and gain both the knowledge and hands-on technical skills to protect digital assets from cyber criminals who leverage sophisticated social and cyber tactics to facilitate attacks. Students who complete this curriculum will not only be prepared for a career as a cybersecurity professional, they will also be well positioned to obtain a number of certifications which will increase their employability, including Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and Certified Forensic Examiner. The Cyber Security ATS degree is a direct pathway into the 2 + 2 bachelor's degrees in Computer Science or Industrial Technology.


Learning outcomes

  • Display critical thinking and problem skills in relation to a wide range of Cybersecurity challenges.
  • Be able to analyze and investigate cyber-attacks and their aftermath.
  • Display the ability to communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders effectively.
  • Explain fundamental concepts relating to computer.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to emerging threats within their field.

Sample Courses:

IT 11103 Intro to Cybersecurity

IT 21303 Cybercrime and Governance

IT 21403 Cyber Forensics

IT 22703 Ethical Hacking

Degree or Certificate
  • Associate of Technical Studies
Campus Location
  • Rio Grande Main Campus
  • Jackson Center
  • McArthur Center
  • Meigs Center
  • Pike Center
College or School
  • College of Professional and Technical Studies
Modality tells you whether this program is in-person, online, or hybrid.
  • Some courses offered online
Total Credit Hours

Discover a world of limitless possibilities at Rio, where education meets innovation. We've joined forces with Rize to bring you cutting-edge majors designed to propel you towards success. Embrace the future with our hybrid programs, carefully crafted to make high-earning careers more accessible to you.

Picture this: a curriculum that not only challenges you academically but also hones the skills that employers crave. You’ll graduate not just with a degree, but with a robust set of resume-worthy abilities.

What sets us apart? These programs seamlessly integrate into Rio's core curriculum, providing a holistic educational experience. From groundbreaking coursework to hands-on learning, we're committed to preparing you for the real world.