Cybersecurity, Diploma (IS12)


Program Chair: Christine Sanchez

Program Description: The Computer Information Systems Cybersecurity program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with the understanding of the concepts, principles and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as Cybersecurity Specialists.

Length of Program: Four (4) Semesters

Locations offered:
Moultrie (Veterans Parkway)

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will design and configure a new desktop computer.
  • Students will determine a firewall configuration with specific outcomes.
  • Students will describe the vulnerabilities of Windows and Linux operating systems.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Cybersecurity, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 60 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

1st Term
Books: $800.00
Books: $600.00
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,260.00
Total: $2,969.00

2nd Term
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,350.00
Total: $1,634.00

3rd Term
Books: $550.00
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,260.00
Total: $2,094.00

4th Term
Books: $450.00
Fees: $319.00
Tuition: $1,350.00
Total: $2,119.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1. General Education Courses


ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2

2. Institutional Credit


COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3. Occupational Courses


COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
CIST 1001 Computer Concepts 4
CIST 1122 Hardware Install & Maintenance 4
CIST 1601 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CIST 1602 Security Policies & Procedures 3
CIST 2601 Implementing Operating Systems Security 4
CIST 2602 Network Security 4
CIST 2611 Network Defense and Countermeasures 4
CIST 2612 Computer Forensics 4
CIS ELEC xxxx CIS Networking Elective 8

Introductory Level Networking Choose one of the following:


CIST 1401 Computer Networking Fundamentals 4
CIST 2451 Introduction to Networks-CISCO 4

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