Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics

Associate of Science

Herkimer County Community College

  • Designated As
    Plus Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
    64
  • Degree Level
    Associate of Science
  • Contact Us
    800-342-3811

Earn your associate degree online

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

The Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics AS from Herkimer Community College prepares students to work in the investigatory side of the field of Cybersecurity. Digital forensic examiners are the first responders in cybercrime, corporate crime, identity theft, and cyber-terrorism. Digital forensics tasks include identification of cyber threats and intrusions, assessment of cyberattack impacts, and cause and origin investigations. Successful students will gain the knowledge and skills to transfer to four-year degree programs for further specialization or to gain employment with government or private sector cyber security units. 


The goals of this program are to:

    introduce students to the skills and knowledge needed to work within the field of cybersecurity;

    introduce students to critical thinking skills by emphasizing thoroughness of topic research and exploration as well as creative problem solving within their discipline and related disciplines; and 

    prepare students with an understanding of proactive approaches to deter cybercrime and to investigate and apprehend those who break the law.


Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

    express knowledge of fundamental criminal justice, information security, cyber intelligence, and computer forensics;

    utilize critical thinking skills by emphasizing thoroughness of topic research and exploration as well as creative problem solving within their discipline and related disciplines; and

    express knowledge of proactive approaches to investigating and apprehending, or deterring cybercriminals.

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.

How do I enroll?

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. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records
  7. APPLY NOW

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