2018-2019 Program Requirements for APCSCY

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


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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CIS 121   Linux/UNIX I: Fundamentals 4
CPS 120 or Introduction to Computer Science  
CPS 161   An Introduction to Programming with Java * 3
CST 160 or Computer Technology I  
CST 225   PC Networking 3
Elective(s)   Writing/Composition ** 3
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CNT 206   Introduction to Networks 4
CNT 216   Routing and Switching Essentials 4
CSS 200   Introduction to Network Security - Security+ 4
CSS 205   Essentials of Network Penetration Testing 4
Total 16
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CIS 161   Introduction to PowerShell 4
CNT 201   Administering Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems 3
CNT 211   Installation, Storage, and Compute - Windows Server 2016 4
MTH 160   Basic Statistics 4
Total 15
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


*CPS 161 is recommended for students who plan to transfer to a 4-year college. Students who have no programming experience should take both CPS 120 and CPS 161.
**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.