2019-2020 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.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site. Articulation Agreements.

Continuing Eligibility

Minimum grade of "C" in all major courses

Contact Information

Business/Computer Technologies
Computer Instruction Dept
Cyndi Millns


(Items marked with an icon online icon 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.