Data Assurance & IT Security degree track at RVC is designed for students who wish to start a career within information security. Unfortunately, the news today contains stories of companies and individuals who are victims of hacks and malware attacks. The Data Assurance & IT Security degree provides you with the technical skills to manage and secure information technology environments. Security is a thread in many IT areas, and the degree includes five technical elective courses for you to customize your degree in an area of interest.
It is recommended that you select one of our many Certificate programs of study, so upon completion of the AAS degree, you will also have certificates from RVC in your discipline of preference.
For those who decide to pursue a bachelor’s degree, the Data Assurance & IT Security Program offers courses that can be successfully transferred to baccalaureate institutions. Students should consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the CIS program.
The first hackers date back to two years after the invention of the telephone in 1876. A group of teenagers hired to run telephone switchboards were fired because they spent more time taking apart phone systems to see how they worked than actually making the proper connections.