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Cybersecurity (APCSCY)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


In this program, students are introduced to the skills and strategies needed to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems. Students will learn networking and network security skills using server, infrastructure and perimeter technologies working in Linux operating systems, Cisco infrastructure and perimeter devices, and Microsoft operating systems.

Continuing Eligibility

Minimum grade of "C" in all major courses

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Cyndi Millns


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 121 Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CNT 206 Introduction to Networks 4
CNT 216 Routing and Switching Essentials 4
Elective(s) Writing/Composition * 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CNT 201 Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211 or Installation, Storage, and Compute - Windows Server 2016
CNT 223 or Networking with Windows Server 2016
CNT 224 Identity with Windows Server 2016 4
CPS 141 Introduction to Programming Using Python 4
Natural Sciences Elective(s) 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CIS 161 Introduction to PowerShell 4
CSS 200 Introduction to Network Security - Security+ 4
CSS 205 Essentials of Network Penetration Testing 4
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
CSS 201 Introduction to Cryptography 3
CSS 210 Network Perimeter Protection - CCNA Security 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 3
Elective(s) Writing/Composition or Communication ** 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required


*Students planning to transfer to a 4-year college should take ENG 111; otherwise, student may consider ENG 107.
**Students should consider COM 101 or COM 225.

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