Cybersecurity, AAS (IS23)


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 general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as 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: Five (5) 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.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters

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, Associate of Applied Science.

Credits Required for Graduation: 75 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

1st Term
Books: $900.00
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,544.00

2nd Term
Books: $600.00
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,350.00
Total: $2,234.00

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

4th Term
Books: $550.00
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,350.00
Total: $2,184.00

5th Term
Books: $325.00
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $980.00
Total: $1,629.00

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1. General Education Courses


Area I: Language Arts/Communication


ENGL 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3

Area II Social/Behavioral Sciences


Social/Behavioral Science Elective 0000 Social/Behavioral Sciences 3

Area III Natural Sciences/Mathematics (Choose One)


MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 1103 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3

Area IV Humanities/Fine Arts


Humanities/Fine Arts 0000 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

General Education Core Requirement


General Education 0000 General Education Core Elective 3

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 12
ELEC xxxx Elective 4

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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