Prepare for a career in cybersecurity
Graduates of our two-year Cybersecurity A.S. Degree meet the growing need for college-educated specialists who can tackle increasingly complex information technology security concerns. Demand will remain high for information security analysts who can stay a step ahead of hackers.
SPC Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated SPC as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) through academic year 2024.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Information Security Analysts
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
SKILLS YOU LEARN IN SPC's CYBERSECURITY A.S. DEGREE
- Security policies
- Intrusion detection systems
- Router security and protocols
- Legal aspects of IT security
- Incident response and disaster recovery
- Network defense and countermeasures
Cybersecurity Associate in Science
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
This program is offered as a Fully Online program. This program is designed to prepare the student to develop an organizational network and security program using risk management strategies, and to develop a strategy to address the increased growth of informational technology security concerns from regional to international environments. Students also learn how to evaluate security techniques that assist in the prevention of hackers and cyber-attacks. Students are given the opportunity to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco CCNA CyberOps and Cisco CCENT industry certifications.
Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses.
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Florida CIP Code
1511100307 - IT Security
Federal CIP Code
11.1003 - Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
As part of SPC's Cybersecurity Associate in Science Degree, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:
- CompTIA Security +
- CompTIA A+
- Cisco CCNA Cyber Operations
- Cisco CCENT
- EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
CONTINUE YOUR technology EDUCATION
Our Cybersecurity Certificate transfers to SPC's Cybersecurity Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to our Cybersecurity B.A.S. Degree and our Technology Development and Management B.A.S. Degree.
SHORT-TERM TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
SPC also offers technology short-term training and continuing education through our Workforce Institute.