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.

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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

Projected employment for Florida

2021 Employment

7,680

2031

11,670

Percent Change

52

Projected Job Openings

1080

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 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.

Program Summary

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.

Graduation Requirements

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

AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Communications - Composition- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Composition I coursework. 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 Social and Behavioral Sciences- Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required. Completing POS 2041 or POS 2041H or AMH 2020 or AMH 2020H will satisfy the course component of the Civic Literacy Requirement.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Humanities and Fine Arts-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Humanities and Fine Arts coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Mathematics-Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Mathematics coursework. Minimum grade of "C" required.
3
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Natural Sciences - Core
Complete 3 credits from the approved General Education Science 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.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Civic Literacy
Competency may be demonstrated by completing at least one course from the approved General Education Civic Literacy coursework below (minimum grade of "C" required) AND satisfactory completion of an assessment (exam). This requirement is in compliance with Rule 6A-10.02413 of the Florida Administrative Code.
MAJOR CORE COURSES INTERNSHIP

* 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,
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY

If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Program Leadership Information
Jimmy  Chang
Acting Dean
chang.jimmy@spcollege.edu
727.341.4305
Laura Malave
Academic Chair
malave.laura@spcollege.edu
727.398.8285

Florida CIP Code

1511100307: Information Technology ()

Federal CIP Code

11.1003: Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.

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 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.

Cybersecurity Certificate