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Cyber Security

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Below you'll find resources related to your cyber security pathway.

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College Information

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In San Antonio, there's a variety of colleges offering outstanding cyber security programs. Below is a list of these colleges, the relevant degrees and certifications they provide, along with additional helpful information.

 

Click on each school title to visit their respective websites.

UTSA

Degrees:

ECPI University

Degrees:

  • Associate of Science (VA and NC) or Associate of Applied Science (SC) in Computer and Information Science with a Concentration in Cyber and Information Security Technology

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science: Cyber and Information Security Technology

Palo Alto College

Palo Alto College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense through 2028.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Computer and Networking Support Specialist, A.A.S.

  • Cyber Defense and Operations, A.A.S

  • Network and Cloud Computing, A.A.S.

  • Computer and Networking Support Specialist Level 1 Certificate

  • Cyber Defense and Operations Level 2 Certificate

  • Cyber and Digital Forensics Level 1 Certificate

  • Network and Cloud Computing Level 2 Certificate

  • Personal Computer Skills Level 1 Certificate

  • Industrial Technology, A.A.S. - Instrumentation Specialization

St Philip’s College

Cyber Tigers Club is a student group passionate about all things technology, specializing in organizing Cybersecurity Competitions and certification boot camps. They also offer resources for students pursuing careers in IT and Cybersecurity.

GenCyber Program K-12 Summer Program

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist, A.A.S.

  • Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist (Level 1 Certificate)

  • CompTIA Linux+ Certification Preparation (OSA)

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation (OSA)

  • Cyber First Responders (OSA)

Hallmark University

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

  • IT Certification Opportunities

St. Mary’s University

Degrees & Certificates:

  • M.S. in Cybersecurity

  • Certificate in Cybersecurity

San Antonio College

Cybersecurity Club participates in competitions & provides resources for

cybersecurity students. They also have an IT club, called CompTIA’s AITP

Computer Club.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

  • Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, Level I Certificate

  • Computer Forensics, Level I Certificate

  • Information Technology and Security Academy (ITSA), Level I Certificate

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation, Occupational Skills Award

  • Cyber First Responders, Occupational Skills Award

  • Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC 1), Occupational Skills Award

Texas A&M San Antonio

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Computer Science, Bachelor of Science

  • Computer Science, Minor

  • Cyber Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science

  • Cyber Security, Bachelor of Science

  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science

  • Information Technology/Information Assurance and Security Concentration, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

Northwest Vista College

The Cybersecurity Club actively engages in competitions, attends cyber-related seminars, and offers resources to cybersecurity students. They organize certification boot camps, hands-on labs, and internships.

 

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Security Analyst

  • Level 1 Certificate, Information Security Analyst

  • Occupational Skills Award, CompTIA Security+ + Certification Preparation

  • Associate of Applied Science in Network Administrator

  • Associate of Applied Science in Network and Cloud Architecture

  • Level 1 Certificate, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Cloud Computing - Bachelor of Applied Technology

Northeast Lakeview College

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Cyber Defense, A.A.S.

  • Cyber Defense Level I Certificate

  • CompTIA Linux+ + Certification Preparation (OSA)

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation (OSA)

  • Cloud Computing, A.A.S.

  • Cloud Support Specialist Level I Certificate

Our Lady of the Lake University

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate (Certification Preparation)

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

University of the Incarnate Word

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Computer Information System, B.S

  • Cybersecurity, B.S.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Federal and State Aid

  • FAFSA: Many students are surprised by what they can receive.

  • TASFA: Designed to help those who can't qualify for federal aid.

Scholarships for College and University Students

Local and Specific Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Unique and Niche Scholarships

Programs to Assist with College Access

  • Alamo Promise: Covers tuition for students attending an Alamo College for three years or until earning an associate degree, whichever comes first.

  • Trio Program: Offers support to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to progress through the academic pipeline.

  • Gilman Scholarship: A federal program providing scholarships for low-income students to study or intern abroad.

Additional Resources

Careers

Careers

Cyber Security Roles

  • Cyber Security Analyst: Uncover threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Network Security Engineer: Build and maintain secure network systems.

  • Information Security Manager: Lead security protocols and teams.

  • Ethical Hacker: Identify security gaps before they can be exploited.

  • Cyber Security Consultant: Advise on best practices and security solutions.

Employers in San Antonio

  • CACI: A leading information technology provider offering defense, intelligence, and critical national security solutions.

  • Cyber Net Force Technologies: Specializes in cybersecurity solutions, ensuring secure and resilient technology infrastructures.

  • Booz Allen: A consulting firm delivering strategy, technology, and engineering services to government and commercial clients.

  • IP Secure: Provides cutting-edge cybersecurity and IT solutions to protect clients' digital assets.

  • Northrop Grumman: A global aerospace and defense technology company offering innovative systems, products, and solutions.

  • Rackspace Technology: Provides multi-cloud services, including cloud management and hosting.

  • USAA: Offers financial services to military members and their families​.

  • City of San Antonio: Governs and provides services for San Antonio, Texas.

  • Port San Antonio: Develops tech and industrial facilities for economic growth.

  • Southwest Research Institute: Conducts applied research and development across various fields.

Job Search

  • Indeed.com: Offers a wide range of cyber security job postings.

  • LinkedIn: Connects professionals with cyber security opportunities.

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