Cybersecurity BAT DegreeBachelor of Applied Technology


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Prerequisite: Approved AAS Degree 60 Credits
First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ITCS 3320 Security of Data and Applications 3
ITCS 3350 Project Management for Cybersecurity 3
MATH 2305 Discrete Mathematics 3
Core Creative Arts [50] or Language, Philosophy, & Culture [40] 3
Core American History [60] 3
Second Semester Courses 16 Credits
ITCS 3301 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
ITCS 3330 Applied Database Management 3
Component Area Option  ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric -or- ENGL 2311 Technical Communications 3
GOVT 2305  Federal Government 3
Core Life and Physical Science [30] 4
Third Semester Courses 16 Credits
ITCS 4320 Cybersecurity and Digital Ethics 3
ITCS 4340 Intrusion Analysis and Response 3
ITCS 3360 Cyber Policy Analysis & Implementation 3
Core Life and Physical Sciences [30] 4
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Fourth Semester Courses 13 Credits
ITCS 4315 Cybersecurity Incident Response Team 3
ITCS 4360 Emerging Threats and Defenses 3
ITCS 3325 Advanced Hacking 3
Core American History [60] 3
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness 1
Program Total 120 Credits

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 requirements ahead of time.


Program Details

Protecting sensitive data from theft or damage and safeguarding computer networks play a key role in today's business process regardless of sector or size of operations. The need for safeguarding data while detecting and preventing cyber threats has brought cybersecurity careers to the top paid professions.

Upon completion of the program, you will have the knowledge to pass several industry certification exams. These certifications will provide you with a competitive edge not only in the job market but also to the top jobs in the field.

Admission Requirements

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Approved AAS Degrees

Preferred, prepares students for BAT:

  • Computer Network Specialist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Programming Specialist
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network & Computer System Administrator

Additional programs that may be considered:

  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Internet Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mobile/Web Application Development
  • Network Technology
  • other IT-related programs are considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Or graduate from the CONTINUING EDUCATION Boot Summer Boot Camp
    To sign up for the CONTINUING EDUCATION boot camp please contact:
    LSC-University Park
    20515 State Highway 249 (at Louetta), Houston, TX 77070
    Building 13, 3rd Floor, Room 302

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