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Cybersecurity AAS


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Chris Mee

The Cybersecurity Degree prepares students for a career as a system technician/system analyst with a focus on the skills required to understand and conceptualize, design, procure, and/or build secure information technology (IT) systems.

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity Degree, students will be able to successfully provide the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security as an entry level or higher systems technician/system analyst. 

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Conceptualize, design, procure, and/or builds secure information technology (IT) systems, with responsibility for aspects of system and/or network development. 
  • Provides the support, administration, and maintenance necessary to ensure effective and efficient information technology (IT) system performance and security. 
  • Provides leadership, management, direction, or development and advocacy so an organization may effectively conduct cybersecurity work. 
  • Identifies, analyzes, and mitigate threats to internal information technology (IT) systems and/or networks.
  • Performs highly-specialized review and evaluation of incoming cybersecurity information to determine its usefulness for intelligence.
  • Provides specialized denial and deception operations and collection of cybersecurity information that may be used to develop intelligence.
  • Investigates cybersecurity events or crimes related to information technology (IT) systems, networks, and digital evidence.                                       
  • **Outcomes are based on the National Institute for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Outcomes

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $6835
Application Fee $30
Books/ Supplies $1011
Total $7876

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirement

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency + 3
ITS 164 Networking Fundamentals + 3
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
WRIT 121 Intro to Technical Writing **,+ 3
 Credits15
Spring
BGEN 220 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility + 3
ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop *,+ 3
ITS 218 Network Security *,+ 3
ITS 224 Introduction To Linux *,+ 4
ITS 280 Computer Repair & Maintenance *,+ 4
 Credits17
Second Year
Fall
ITS 215 Network OS -Dir /Infrastructre *,+ 4
ITS 245 Exploring Computer Forensics + 3
ITS 271 Securing Desktop/Mobile Device *,+ 4
ITS 275 Border/Perimeter Network Security *,+ 4
 Credits15
Spring
ITS 222 Enterprise Security + 3
ITS 274 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense *,+ 3
ITS 277 Software Assurance and File System Internals *,+ 4
ITS 289 Professional Certification (Comp TIA A+) + 1
ITS 299 Capstone *,+ 3
Technical Electives*** 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits64