Cyber Security Program Information

Cyber Security Program Information

Need help in figuring out your IT, networking or cybersecurity future?

Red Rocks now has an Advisor for the Cybersecurity Apprenticeship on staff. Mary Ann Tillman is available for advising sessions online or in person. She has helped many students determine the best Comp Tech degree or certificate pursuit or nail down which technology careers make sense. Email Mary Ann Tillman today to schedule a session. 


The Red Rocks Community College Cyber program is built using the Cybersecurity Framework from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). To find out more about this framework, visit NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Listen to the Colorado = Security podcast below to learn more about the program. Program interview portion starts at 15:15. 

2-year A.A.S. Degree and/or Certificates

RRCC has many Computer Information Systems (CIS) 2-year degrees as well as certificates for students to pursue. Students can earn a degree or certificate to prove that they have the foundational knowledge and entry level skills required for one of the hottest growing careers today. If a career in a cyber security related field interests you, visit: https://niccs.us-cert.gov/careers/cybersecurity-careers to learn out more. 

Guided Pathways documents for current CNG Associates of Applied Science Degrees:

Current CNG Certificates

Tuition Information can be found here.

4-year School Transfer Agreements

For cyber students looking to pursue a 4-year degree after completing RRCC, you have local and online options:

Industry Certification Prep Coursework

In addition to coursework, industry certifications are another way you can prove your basic understanding of cyber security related concepts. Many of the courses in the Cyber program at RRCC are aligned with industry certifications. This means that after students successfully complete the course, they are better prepared to take these certification exams. As with any exam, it is a good idea to go back over all the necessary material before taking the exam to ensure you are fully prepared. Below are cyber security related courses that align with various industry certification exams:

*some higher level exams require past or future work experience to be eligible for certification.