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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.


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ECPI University


  • 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.

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