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.



Program Leadership Information

Laura Malave
academic chair
727-398-8285
malave.laura@spcollege.edu


Dr. James Stewart
Dean of Technology
stewart.james@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

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.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o 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.

Florida CIP Code

1511100307: Information Technology

Federal CIP Code

11.1003: Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Management Specialist
  • Network Security Administrator

Graduation Rules

Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses.

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Communications - Speech

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Speech coursework . Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Ethics

Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Ethics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. 3

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
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.

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
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.

SUPPORT COURSES
Complete 21 credits

CET 1171C Computer Repair Essentials 3
CET 1172C Computer Support Technician 3
CET 1600 Introduction to Networks 3
CET 1610 Routing and Switching Essentials 3
CJE 1686 Forensic Computer Related Crime Investigations 3
CGS 1309 Computer and Information Technology Concepts 3
CTS 2106 Fundamentals of the Linux/Unix Operating Environment 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Complete 18 credits

CET 2691 Laws & Legal Aspects of IT Security 3
CGS 2811 Incident Response & Disaster Recovery 3
CIS 1358 Operating System Security 3
CTS 1120 Network Security Foundations 3
* CTS 1314 Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
CIS 2352 Ethical Hacking 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
INTERNSHIP

CTS 2940 Cybersecurity Internship 3

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

Total Credits 60

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