AAS Information Systems and Cybersecurity Management
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AAS Information Systems and Cybersecurity Management (hybrid and 100% online)

Program Information

Program Mission

The mission of the (AAS) Associates of Applied Science in Information Systems and Cybersecurity emphasizes problem-solving technical skills in the application of Information technology and cyber defense in the fields of information systems or cybersecurity. This mission includes providing a broad-based education through the Stellar Career College’s core curriculum as well as education in current information systems or cybersecurity topics.

Program Description

The Associates of Applied Science in Information Systems & Cybersecurity is a 2-year degree program that can be taken full-time or part-time and is designed for entry-level students and working adults. The program prepares students with education in network management, system and server administration, application development, cybersecurity, database development, and programming. The Cybersecurity training involves securing networks and computers. This process involves evaluating protocols, operating systems, hardware components, networking devices, and software tools to make a secure infrastructure. Courses and hands-on labs are designed to prepare students to take a variety of Cisco, Microsoft, and CompTIA certification examinations.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

At the end of the program learning, Graduates should be able to:

  • Contribute to the evolving dimensions of Information Technology (IT) related to cybersecurity.
  • Utilize Labs and hands-on activities with the use of industry-related certification material throughout the curriculum.
  • Conduct the seven main categories of cyber operations as defined by the ‘National Cybersecurity Workforce framework’ in the areas of secure provision, maintenance, and operation, protect and defend, investigate, collect, and operate, analyze and provide oversight and development.
  • Identify security vulnerabilities, threats, attacks, and tools to help mitigate security risks.
  • Provide input for information systems and cybersecurity operational plans for individuals, corporations, governmental services, and/or the national community.
  • Effectively communicate cyber threats and technical remediation strategies in both verbal and written formats.

Program Career Opportunity

The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework and the U.S. Department of Labor have identified potential job opportunities for graduates of information systems and cybersecurity programs that include, but are not limited to:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Systems Security Engineer
  • Vulnerability and Penetration Testers
  • Firewall Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Software Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Web Developers
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Health Information Managers
  • Application Developer
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) administrator, engineer, or technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Crime Investigator
  • Cybersecurity analyst

The (AAS) Associates of Applied Science in Information Systems and Cybersecurity ultimately prepares entry-level computer technicians with cybersecurity expertise and offers transfer options to four-year institutions. It is also designed to address the homeland security industry's need for trained cybersecurity workers. You can also prepare for a variety of industry certifications, including:

  • Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification
  • Security Certified Network Professional certification
  • EC-Council iLab Certifications

Curriculum Audit Sheet


Course Category Quarter Credit Hours

A.A.S. Degree Program Length: Each course is 4.5 quarter credits. 11 weeks per quarter and a total of 45 quarter credits in a year. Students enrolling 15 credit hours per quarter will earn around 45 credit hours at the end of the year. Each course is 10 weeks long. Students take 3-4 courses per quarter.

Laboratory Plan: Register with EC-Council iLabs for all cybersecurity lab activities in the core courses. iLabs is the ultimate resource for every IT Professional looking to learn more or hone their skills in Hacking, Penetration Testing, Computer Forensics, Secure Coding, etc

Industry Standard Third Party Certifications: The cost of the following certifications is paid by the College and is included in the student tuition fee

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Admissions Requirement:

Any day of the week is applicable for students’ enrollment. Acceptance into a program requires a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED), a college transcript, or an equivalent.


  • A copy of the applicant’s high school diploma, GED, college transcript, or equivalent is necessary for application.
  • Applicants must fill out and sign an enrollment agreement.

Entrance Assessment:

Applicants must pass the following required assessment tests:

  • Stellar Career College Learning Management Orientation Completion Test
  • Stellar Career College Digital Literacy Test

These assessment tests can be taken online or at the College campus by appointment. Assessment tests are offered free of cost to prospective students.


The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has accredited Stellar Career College. ACCSC is an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.

Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) Approval:

Stellar Career College Indiana is approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4206. Phone Number 317-464-4400 or www.che.in.gov.

Program Length:

Program Highlights:

  • Option of Hybrid and 100% Online Classes
  • Industry Standard Certification Training & Eligibility
  • High Skills Training via On-campus Virtual Technologies based Labs
  • Option of a Capstone Project at Affiliated Clients' Sites


Occupational Outlook and Wage Statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 


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Information Technology Occupations Information From Careeronestop (Click Here)

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