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Cybersecurity Curriculum

Cybersecurity A.A.S.

The Cybersecurity AAS degree prepares students for entry-level positions in cybersecurity. The program emphasizes computer security and information assurance concepts augmented with current industry standard techniques. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and management aspects of security.

The program prepares entry-level computer technicians with cybersecurity expertise and also offers students a transfer option to four-year institutions. The proposed program of study is designed to address the needs for increasing the number of trained workers qualified to work in cybersecurity in the homeland security industry. The program is expected to meet National Security Telecommunications and Systems Security Instruction (NSTISSI) 4011 and 4013 standards. It will also help prepare students to sit for a variety of industry certifications, including the Computing Technology Industry Association’s (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications; Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification; and the Security Certified Network Professional certification.

See more about the current 2018-2019 Cybersecurity AAS catalog

Other catalogs are available below:

2017-2018 Cybersecurity AAS catalog

2016-2017 Cybersecurity AAS catalog

2015-2016 Cybersecurity AAS catalog



    Advanced Network Security Certificate

    Cybersecurity Certificate

    This career curriculum prepares student for entry-level careers in cybersecurity. Intended for those already employed in computing or who have a computing background, the certificate emphasizes computer security and information assurance concepts augmented with current industry standard techniques. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and management aspects of security. This program of study is built upon the National Security Telecommunications and Systems Security Instruction (NSTISSI) 4011 and 4013. Each course in this certificate prepares the students in part to sit for the respective professional certifications. Range of occupations applicable to this certificate are: network analyst, network administrator, IT manager, internet security specialist, IT compliant specialist.

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