Jul 22, 2024  
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 
2023-2024 CNM Catalog, Volume 55 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Computer Information Systems (AAS), Cyber Security Concentration

School of Business, Hospitality & Technology (BHT)

Cyber Security prepares students for employment in a variety of in-demand positions related to cyber and information security. The required courses in the program cover current cyber coursework including network security and defense, ethical hacking and digital forensics. 

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Educational Option Information

  • This program can be completed: Part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in four terms.
  • This educational option can be started: Any term.
  • Primary course location: Main Campus.
  • Additional requirements:
    • Students are expected to purchase textbooks and USB flash drives.
    • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

Other licenses or industry certification opportunities are available with this educational option:

  • CompTIA: A+, Network+, Security + 
  • EC Council

Many of our courses are transferrable to baccalaureate degree programs, and CNM has Transfer Agreements with many colleges in New Mexico and beyond.

Career Opportunities

CNM’s Cyber Security concentration is current and relevant to today’s technology needs and its graduates may find work with any organization that depends on computers or any organization with an Information Technology Department. 

In Aug, 2017, CNM received the prestigious designation of National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE 2Y).

Ten Year Rule for CTE Courses

Career and technical education courses in this program will qualify for credit for a period of ten academic years. Due to changing technologies, trends, and professional demands, courses completed ten or more years in the past will satisfy program requirements only if they are approved by the instructional school in which they were offered. Cohorted programs may have additional restrictions.

Program Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours Required to Complete Degree: 62