Applied Computer Science at EAC

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of coding, cyber security or information technology? EA’s degree programs are designed to equip you with the essential skills and certifications needed for success in these dynamic fields.

Our programs are specifically tailored to meet the demands of the modern tech industry, which is constantly evolving and seeking skilled professionals. Whether you are a beginner with little to no experience or an aspiring IT specialist looking to enhance your knowledge and credentials, our program has something for everyone.

Throughout the program, you will be guided by experienced instructors who worked in the industry. They will provide comprehensive lectures, hands-on labs, and real-world case studies to ensure you have a well-rounded understanding of IT, cyber security, programming/coding and data systems concepts. Furthermore, our college boasts state-of-the-art computer labs and cutting-edge technology, enabling you to practice and apply your skills in a supportive learning environment.

Upon completion of one of our programs, you will not only be equipped with a diverse set of coding and IT skills but have the opportunity to hold prestigious Google, CompTIA and EC Council certifications. These credentials will open doors to a wide range of career opportunities in the tech industry.

Join us! Become a Monster of Coding, Cyber Security or Networking/IT today! Set yourself on the path to a well-paying, rewarding and successful career in the exciting world of technology.


What Path Is Right for You?

Eastern Arizona College’s Cyber Security Degree (Face to Face and Online) offers a comprehensive and rigorous program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the rapidly evolving field of cyber security. This degree program is centered around what the industry wants to see in you, so that you can protect sensitive information, detect and mitigate cyber threats, and safeguard digital systems. Certification prep included in this degree:


IT Support,  Cybersecurity


A+,  Network+

EC Council

CCT,  Forensics Investigator,  Ethical Hacker

The curriculum of Eastern Arizona College’s Cyber Security Degree encompasses a wide range of topics essential to understanding the intricacies of cybersecurity. Students delve into fundamental concepts such as network security, cryptography, ethical hacking, risk assessment, digital forensics, and incident response. The program emphasizes both theoretical foundations and practical applications, enabling students to develop a holistic understanding of cybersecurity principles while gaining hands-on experience.

Throughout the program, students will engage in EAC’s Cyber Range participating in various laboratory exercises, simulations, and real-world scenarios to enhance their problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills. These practical experiences provide students with the opportunity to apply learned knowledge in safe training environments, replicating the challenges and complexities they will encounter in actual cybersecurity roles.

Eastern Arizona College’s Information Specialist degree is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving field of information technology. This comprehensive program combines theoretical foundations with practical application, preparing graduates for various roles as information specialists, web developers, database administrators, and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the courses you will take:

  • Introduction to Computers and Information Systems: This course provides an overview of computer systems and introduces students to the fundamentals of information systems. Topics covered include computer hardware, software, operating systems, networking, and an exploration of the impact of technology on society.
  • Programming/Coding: Students learn the fundamentals of computer programming, focusing on problem-solving techniques, algorithm design, and logical thinking. Students acquire skills in programming languages such as Python, C# and develop the ability to create efficient and structured programs.
  • Web Design and Development: This course delves into the principles and techniques of creating visually appealing and functional websites. Students learn HTML, CSS, and other relevant web technologies. They acquire skills in designing user-friendly interfaces, incorporating multimedia elements, and optimizing websites for different devices.
  • Database Design and Implementation: This course focuses on the design, creation, and management of databases. Students learn about data modeling, relational database concepts, and database administration. They gain hands-on experience in building and maintaining databases for effective information storage and retrieval.
  • Networking: This course covers a broad range of topics including network architecture, protocols, troubleshooting, network security, virtualization, cloud computing, wireless networking, and network administration. It equips individuals with the essential understanding of how networks function, enabling them to design, implement, manage, and maintain networks effectively and securely. It covers the Network+ certification and serves as a solid foundation for IT professionals seeking careers in network administration, support, or security.
  • Cyber Security Technician: Students gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practices of cybersecurity. The course covers topics such as network security, cryptography, access control, risk management, and ethical hacking. Students learn techniques to protect systems and data from cyber threats.
  • Practicum/Capstone: In this culminating course, students apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program to complete a comprehensive project.

By completing the Information Specialist degree program at Eastern Arizona College, you can gain a solid foundation in computer science, information systems, web development, database management, networking, and cybersecurity. This helps prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in the technology industry, where your expertise in information systems can be appreciated and your practical skills can make you a valuable asset to any organization.

Computer Career Paths
  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Information Security Incident Handler
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Ethical Hacker / Penetration Tester
  • Computer Specialist in Marketing, Finance, and Accounting
  • Systems Analyst and Designer
  • Information System Consultant and Computer Auditor
  • Applications Designer and Programme
  • Networking System Designer and Manager
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data Base Administrator
Network Systems Analyst
Information Security Analyst
Computer Support Analyst

Program Details

Average Program Length
Cyber Security Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Preparation to enter workforce in a variety of cyber security positions; transfer possible.
4 full-time semesters
Computer Information Specialist Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Preparation to enter workforce in a variety of computer-related positions; transfer possible.
4 full-time semesters
Cyber Security Certificate
Preparation to enter workforce with proficiency in core areas of cyber security.
2 full-time semesters
Programming & Cyber Security
Offered through GIFT
4 part-time semesters
Database Support Certificate
Preparation to enter workforce with proficiency in key areas of technical support.
2 full-time semesters
Systems Administration & Networking Certificate
Preparation to enter workforce with proficiency in small computer network systems.
3 part-time semesters
Networking & IT Support Certificate
Preparation for entry-level employment in the IT industry.
2 part-time semesters
Google IT Support Certificate
Preparation for earning the Google IT Support Certificate.
2 classes
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James McBride, III
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