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Interested in the intricate world of digital security? Get your degree in Cybersecurity.

securing corporate assets

Master the complex skill set necessary to protect online data.

Demand is extremely high for professionals trained to safeguard business’s data and corporate secrets. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Cybersecurity from Ensign College will equip you with the critical skills to kick-start your career in IT. These skills include: developing corporate security strategies, conducting Vulnerability Assessments and Penetration tests, and using various analysis tools to secure corporate assets. So you’re prepared to meet today’s digital security demands head on.

You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

If your goal is to gain the skills to go right to work, an AAS degree in Cybersecurity could be the right fit. This 2-year degree provides you with the in-demand, hands-on skills to get a good-paying job quickly.

The AAS degree is not designed to transfer, although many of the course credits may be accepted by other institutions. It’s designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in a specific field, with no further education required to succeed.


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school.

So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning. You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

Spencer DeGraw
Spencer DeGraw
Program Chair - Information Technology
M.B.A., Information Management, University of Phoenix, 1995

After graduating from BYU with a degree in Information Systems, Mr DeGraw joined Novell’s software development team. He later went on to get an MBA as he continued to work full-time in technology. He joined the college in 2013 after working 20 years in the private, high technology sector. With practical, real-world experience working for companies like Novell, CA, Symantec, and IBM, he adds a unique business perspective to how students at Ensign College learn about technology.

Office: 801-524-1947
Troy R. Beynon
Troy R. Beynon
Co-Chair – Information Technology
M.S., Computer Information Systems, Security, Boston University, 2016B.S., Computer Science, Systems Integration, Weber State University, 2007

Troy joined the IT faculty team in 2017, after working in various senior and management level positions in the IT industry. Troy brings a level of passion, engagement, and a unique perspective to help students realize success in their technology and lifelong learning endeavors.

Office: 801 - 428 - 6040
Nelson Altamirano
Nelson Altamirano
Department Chair - Digital Technology
Program Chair - Digital Marketing
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Utah, 2012

Nelson became the Digital Marketing Program Chair in 2017 after a year as an adjunct professor at Ensign College and a decade in IT and Marketing leadership roles. A believer in lifelong learning, Nelson has a reputation for developing fun and highly productive cultures wherever he goes.

Office: 801-524-1951

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