Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Information Technology, Cybersecurity Option, AA

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney, Online

This program provides students with a sound basis for further study in information technology, typically leading to a baccalaureate degree in information technology, cybersecurity, information systems, or a related field. This program acquaints students with the principles and practices of operating systems, programming languages, database, network design, network and server administration, and security. These principles prepare students with practical knowledge to apply to the remainder of a baccalaureate degree program.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot operating systems and hardware. Promote and help students develop lifelong learning skills needed for professional and personal growth.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, create, and manage a database.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, write, and debug software programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot a network.
  • Apply skills and abilities identified as WNCCs five major general education goals.
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in office productivity applications.


  • These programs are available in person or online.
  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisors early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum best suited to their transfer goals.

Program Requirements

AA General Education Core: 31 Credits

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  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)
  • Math Credits: 3
  • Lab Science Credits: 4
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Sciences Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by program requirements. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Total AA Requirements: 62 Credits

Cybersecurity Option (AA)

AA.1199C (62 credits)

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 15

2nd Semester (Spring)

Total Semester Credits: 16

3rd Semester (Fall)

Total Semester Credits: 15

4th Semester (Spring)

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total AA Credits: 62