Cybersecurity AAS Degree
- Two year program
- Enter the workforce quickly
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair
- Computer Information Technology Department
Cybersecurity is a concern for business and federal government computer systems. Cybersecurity defense teams are required to have skills in hacking deterrence, programming, systems operations and management. To gain these skills people need to be trained in:
- Ethical hacking
- Intrusion detection and deterrence
- Systems infrastructure implementation
The Cybersecurity AAS degree will provide students with these skills and will help them obtain an entry level position in the field of Cybersecurity. This degree will also help students move into a four-year degree program if they choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ITSC 1371||IT Essentials||3|
|ITCC 1375||Introduction to Networks||3|
|ITCC 1376||Routing and Switching Essentials||3|
|COSC 1301-or-BCIS 1305||Introduction to Computers-or-Business Computer Application||3|
|Second Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|COSC 1336||Fundamentals of Programming I||3|
|ENGL 1301||Composition & Rhetoric||3|
|ITSW 1307||Introduction to Database||3|
|ITCA 1370||Fundamentals of Cybersecurity||3|
|CRIJ 1301||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|Third Semester Courses||6 Credits|
|ITCA 1375||Enterprise Networking||3|
|Elective||MATH (1314 or higher)||3|
|First Semester Courses||15 Credits|
|ITSY 1376-or-ITCA 1371||Security Strategies-or-Security Operations||3|
|COSC 1337||Programming Fundamentals II||3|
|ITCA 1374||Fundamentals of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity||3|
|SPCH 1321||Business & Professional Communication||3|
|Elective||Creative Arts / Language, Philosophy & Culture1||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ITSY 2377||Ethical Hacker||3|
|ITSY 2378||Strategic Infrastructure Security||3|
|ITSY 2379||Cybersecurity Capstone2||3|
|ITCC 2341||CCNA Security||3|
|Cybersecurity AAS Program Total||60 Credits|
Median wage: $58,5711
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Information Security Analyst2
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Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.