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Applied Cybersecurity

Do you think a career in cybersecurity might be right for you? Then you’ve come to the right place! As the demands of global business, computing, and society revolve around information technology, the cybersecurity workload is increasing faster than cybersecurity professionals can meet the demand.

The Applied Cybersecurity program is designed to teach the body of technologies, processes, and practices to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack damage and unauthorized access. This program is offered as a full-time program on campus.

Cybersecurity professionals must have the knowledge and skill to rapidly respond to threats as soon as they are detected. The transformative nature of cybersecurity work is providing for varying career paths – establishing a workforce with different educational backgrounds, an interest in innovative problem-solving, and a higher-than-average percentage of young professionals. Cybersecurity professionals thrive in an informal atmosphere of casual dress, unconventional working hours, and shifting work responsibilities aimed at keeping knowledge fresh and work exciting. Cybersecurity work includes the analysis of policy, trends, and intelligence to better understand how an adversary may think or act - using problem solving skills often compared to those of a detective. This level of work complexity requires the cybersecurity workforce to possess both a wide array of technical IT skills as well as advanced analysis capabilities.

Course # OCP Course Name Hours
CTS0018 A Cybersecurity Associate 600



Information Security Manager OR
Data Security Specialist OR
Software Security Specialist OR
Web Security Specialist OR
Information Security Administrator


Starting Date: January 8, 2018


750 hours
Full-time program: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Full-time Program: Approximately $3,132
Applied Cybersecurity Fee Sheet

  • Computer Operating Systems
  • Programming Languages
  • Web Page Design
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Computer & Network Security
  • Security Vulnerabilities
  • Attack Mechanisms & Techniques
  • Intrusion Detection & Prevention
  • Cryptographic Systems
  • System Hardening
  • Risk Identification
  • Incidence Response
  • Penetration Testing
  • Key Management
  • Access Control
  • Recovery
  • Planning & Analysis
  • Presentation Skills
  • Employability & Entrepreneurship Skills


CompTIA Security +



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$28,000 - $55,000 annually
  • Security Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Security Consultant

Steps to Enroll

  1. Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
  2. Meet with an admissions specialist
  3. Take the TABE test, if applicable
  4. Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
  5. Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
  6. Provide appropriate residency documents
  7. Complete application packet 
  8. Pay application fee


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