Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge to pass several industry certification exams. Industry certifications provide students with an advantage in the job market because employers look highly upon these certifications. These certifications include:
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When will the Bachelor's Degree be offered at Lone Star College?
Applications will be available beginning February 3, 2020 and registration for classes will open along with all other Lone Star College Fall 2020 classes on April 3, 2020. Apply Now
When can I apply?
Applications will be available February 3, 2020
Do I have to compete to get in?
The BAT in Cybersecurity will have minimum criteria, including completing an AAS in a related field, but students will be accepted first come, first served until the classes fill.
How can I get more information about the bachelor's programs offered?
Any Lone Star College advisor can assist you with your questions and how to get started.
How is financial aid being handled? After 90 credit hours completed?
Lone Star College will begin the process of applying for financial aid eligibility for the bachelor degree programs now that we have SACSCOC approval. We cannot confirm that financial aid will be available for the Fall 2020 start, but will keep students updated on the process. Once LSC is approved for financial aid for these 3 programs, students will be eligible for Financial Aid under the rules for any bachelor's degree. The 150% rule which caps at 90 SCH for an associate degree becomes 180 SCH when a student is pursuing a bachelor's degree.
When does this program begin and at which campuses?
The program will be starting its first cohort of students at the LSC-CyFair Westway Park Technology Center in Fall 2020.
In what format will the classes be taught (ONLINE, etc.)
All programs will be taught in 8-week terms so students can take only 2 classes at a time and finish their bachelor’s in 2 years. Primary delivery for courses will be hybrid, combining face to face class time, often in the evenings, with online work to accommodate the working student, and supported with virtual labs.
Are there prerequisites before being eligible to apply?
For BAT in Cybersecurity, please see below a list of pre-approved, affiliated Associate of Applied Science Degree Programs that could lead into the BAT or BAS degree. Other AAS degrees may be considered upon request. Students must have earned a related AAS prior to starting the applied bachelor degree programs.
BAT in Cybersecurity:
Are there general education or Core courses to complete the BAT degree that could be taken ahead of time?
Core completion for the BAT is built into the 2-year plan for the degree and not required prior to entry. However, students may choose to take Core courses ahead of time.
What classes do I need to take once accepted into the program?
Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120 (prerequisites and courses below)
First Semester Credits / Units: 15
Second Semester Credits / Units: 16
Third Semester Credits / Units: 16
Fourth Semester Credits / Units: 13
Do you offer other programs related to Cybersecurity?
Yes, we offer several associate degrees and certifications in the Computer/Digital Technology field.
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