Cyber Security Program Information

Spring 2021 Technology Course Registration is OPEN! 

Red Rocks will offer its full complement of CIS, CNG, CSC, CWB courses in the Spring 2021 Semester.  Search for classes: Spring 2021 schedule.

  • Remote - Online with a schedule.  Synchronous real-time learning.  No on-campus presence.  Instructors and students log-in on specific days and times for class via WebEx meetings.  In addition to weekly WebEx meetings, students will complete weekly asynchronous work through video lectures and other required learning activities.  Students pay the on-campus tuition rates.  Sections 800, 801, 802, 803 are RRCC remote sections taught by RRCC instructors and faculty.
  • Online - Asynchronous learning.  No on-campus presence or need to be available on a specific day or time for class, but this is NOT a flex based course.  Weekly participation and assignment due dates are required.  (Online course fees).  Sections 470, 471 are RRCC online taught by RRCC instructors and faculty.

We assure you, the same quality instruction you signed up for will be delivered, just in a format that ensures student safety and compliance with health guidelines set by the governor’s office and the Colorado Department of Health and Education.

Please contact Julie Schneider if you have any questions or if you would like to explore alternative course offerings, 

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: to learn out more. 

CNG Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees (link)

  • Cybersecurity
  • Desktop Support (formerly Computer Support Tech)
  • Network & Systems (formerly Network Support Tech)

CNG Certificates (link)

  • Cisco
  • Cybersecurity
  • Desktop Support
  • Network & Systems

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.