Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56 
    
2024-2025 CNM Catalog, Volume 56

Computer Information Systems (Certificate of Completion), Cyber Security


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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 educational option can be completed: Part-time or full-time.
  • This educational option is designed for: Students who have completed an associates or bachelor’s degree and wish to complete coursework to enter into the IT profession. .
  • This educational option can be started: Any term.
  • Primary course location: Main campus, many courses offered online.
  • Other course or licensing requirements that apply to this educational option:
    • Some courses in the program have associated course fees that cover the cost of industry recognized certification exams.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

Educational Opportunities

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.

Employment Opportunities

Gainful Employment information is available from Job Connection Services.

CNM’s Cyber Security Certificate of Completion 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). CNM and our CIS program has already had a strong college-wide as well as curricular standing in Cyber Security area. This new certificate will create additional pathways for training Cyber professionals.

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.

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