Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS

Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options
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This program is eligible for free tuition

This program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cyber security personnel in the public and private sector. Upon completion, you will be capable of investigating computer crimes, properly seizing and recovering computer evidence, and aiding in the prosecution of cyber criminals.

Skills learned enable you to investigate computer crimes, develop security best practices, and secure network infrastructure.

To combat computer related crime, you will also understand counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through network intrusion detection and evidence gathering. The work of cyber crime investigators often aids in criminal investigations, supports lawsuits, and prevents future attacks.

Courses help individuals develop an understanding of identity theft, networking, incident response, exploitation, social engineering, black hat/gray hat hacking, and network security. Counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through cyber sleuthing and evidence gathering are used to combat cyber crimes.

Careers in Cyber Security & Digital Crime can be found in local, regional, and national sectors such as governmental agencies, law enforcement and security, homeland security, law firms, businesses: human resources and information technologies, insurance agencies and companies, banks and credit card companies, health services, and educational systems.

Professional opportunities are plentiful in this innovative and expanding career.

Meet Your Advisor

Colleen Clifford
Colleen Clifford
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions A303
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

Career Options

Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Required Classes for Cyber Security and Digital Crime | AAS


Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Ryan Sporrer
Ryan Sporrer
Information Systems Security Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1494
Sioux City, Room T215
Meleshia Schnee
Meleshia Schnee
Cyber Security/Digital Crime Instructor
Sioux City Campus, TSI
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
Division Chair
Sioux City, Room B109

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,332.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,728.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $600.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,275.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.