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Cybersecurity, Associate of Science Degree

Banner Code: 3_AS_CYBR2

Control Number: 20382

Financial Aid Eligible

The courses in this program provide students with a solid foundation in the tools, techniques, and procedures used by cybersecurity professionals. The program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge of emerging trends in cybersecurity and the skills needed for an entry-level career or advancement. Provides preparation for careers such as Cybersecurity Specialist, Information Security Analyst, Cyber Crime Analyst, Incident and Intrusion Analyst, and Vulnerability Analyst for a variety of industries including manufacturing, national security, finance, insurance, and health care. Topics include computer networking fundamentals, computer and network security, ethical hacking principles and methodology, digital forensics techniques, introductory programming, server administration, and security policies and procedures to build cyber resilience. The program courses include hands-on and technical writing assignments to help students develop in-demand skills for the cybersecurity workforce.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering vulnerabilities, and training.
  2. Assess security risks and identify methods to minimize their threat and/or impact.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to resolve security-related issues with networking hardware and software.
  4. Apply risk management concepts to develop policies and procedures following security best practices.​

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
Required Core
Complete the following:
CYBR C101Introduction to Cybersecurity3
IT C128Computer Networking Principles (Network+)3
IT C158Contemporary Operating Systems (Server+)3
CIS C157Introduction to Python Programming3
CYBR C230Network Security (Security+)3
Program Electives
Select four courses of the following specialized areas:12
Introduction to Ethical Hacking
Introduction to Digital Forensics
Introduction to Incident Response
Cybercrime and CSIRT Coordination
Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Web Application Security
Vulnerability Assessment (PenTest+)
Intermediate Digital Forensics
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
Mobile Device Forensics
Intermediate Incident Response
Certified Information Systems Security Professional
Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity
Linux Operating System Principles (Linux+)
Units Required for Major27
Local General Education, CSU General education, or IGETC patternvaries
Electives to Satisfy Unit Requirementvaries
Total Units60