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Overview

Description

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
  • Programming

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.

Pending THECB Approval

First Year

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

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ITSY 1376-or-ITCA 1371 Security Strategies-or-Security Operations 3
COSC 1337 Fundamentals of Programming 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

Footnotes

  1. Choose from the AAS core.
  2. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $90,1201

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Information Security Analyst2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $776 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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