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.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Information Security Analysts

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2018 Employment

4,830

2028

6,680

Percent Change

38

Projected Job Openings

570

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

ITSC-AS
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), 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.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Composition
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework below. Minimum grade of "C" required. This requirement must be completed within the first 24 credits of coursework toward the AS degree.
3
Communications - Speech
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
Mathematics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
Ethics
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
Computer/Information Literacy Competency
Competency may be demonstrated by completing the Computer Information and Literacy Exam (CGS 1070T) OR by successful completion of one of the approved Computer/Information Literacy Competency courses. No minimum credits required.
Enhanced World View
Complete at least one 3-credit course intended to enhance the student's world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy. Minimum grade of "C" required. In some cases, this course may also be used to satisfy another General Education Requirement.

* Note: Course is pending approval for change to CTS 2314.

Total Credits:
60
Academic Pathways The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term,
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
CLICK HERE FOR THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Laura Malave
academic chair
malave.laura@spcollege.edu
727.398.8285
Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology
stewart.james@spcollege.edu

Industry Certifications

As part of SPC's Cybersecurity Associate in Science Degree, you may be eligible for the following industry certifications:

CONTINUE YOUR technology EDUCATION

Our Cybersecurity Certificate transfers to SPC's Cybersecurity Associate in Science Degree. The A.S. degree transfers to 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.

Cybersecurity Certificate