Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics

Associate of Science

Herkimer County Community College

  • Designated As
    Signature Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    64
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Science
  • Contact Us
    518-445-4140

Earn your Associate of Science online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The A.S. in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics at Herkimer Community College will prepare students to work in the investigatory side of the field of cybersecurity. The demand for security analysts is expected to grow 33% by 2030, making it one of the fastest-growing fields. Companies, government agencies, healthcare settings, and education providers are all looking for qualified candidates. 


Digital forensic examiners are the first responders in cybercrime, corporate crime, identify theft, and cyber-terrorism. Digital forensics tasks include identification of cyber threats and intrusions, assessment of cyberattack impacts, and cause and origin investigation. Analysts trained in digital forensics follow digital "fingerprints" to investigate electronic data on smartphones, GPS systems, and computer networks for evidence of a crime


As a student in Herkimer College's Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics AS degree program, you'll take a combination of criminal justice and computer technology courses to help you develop the skills needed to be successful in this rapidly growing field. The curriculum prepares you to transfer into a four-year program to get a bachelor's degree. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to obtain CompTIA Security+ global certification.

What's an associate degree?
An associate degree usually takes two years of study and prepares students for employment or transfer to a bachelor’s program at a four-year university.

Courses you will take online

Courses in the cybersecurity and digital forensics program are:

  • Intro Criminal Justice
  • Understanding & Managing Cybercrime    
  • Fraud Examination    
  • Python Programming and Cybersecurity    
  • Introduction to Information Security    
  • Criminology    
  • Computer Forensics & Investigation
  • Network Defense & Countermeasures    
  • Criminal Procedure Law    
  • Advanced Computer Forensics and Investigations   
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning

  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • SUNY Online Success Coach
    Success Coaches are available for onboarding, networking, and success webinars with coaches and peers. One-on-one application support is available (no application fee).
  • Personal assistance
    Tutoring support is available as well as additional support from our 7-day-a-week helpdesk.
  • Program elements
    This program has been identified as a high-needs area and has received regional accreditation. Articulation agreements are in place for easy transfer.
  • Additional elements for specific programs
    -Experiential learning opportunities
    -Industry accreditation
  • SUNY Online Signature Program
    In addition to the features listed above, this SUNY Online Signature Program includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.
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How do I apply?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  5. Send in your academic records
  6. Apply Now

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