LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 20, 2021  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Cybersecurity, AAS


The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity degree prepares students for a career as a cybersecurity professional by providing them the knowledge and skills needed to defend information technology assets. Students develop and apply skills in intrusion prevention, analysis, response, and remediation to safeguard information while earning industry recognized certifications by vendors such as CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Cybersecurity program website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Information Technology pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate problem-solving skills in the context of computer technology.
  2. Apply information security techniques to defend business assets from loss.
  3. Demonstrate effective management of operating systems in relation to security techniques and considerations.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • Enter the job market or continue working on AAS in Computer Information Systems or AAS in Cybersecurity.

Milestones


  • Completion of Datacenter Technician Credit Diploma
  • Eligible to sit for CompTIA A+ Operating Systems, A+ PC Hardware, and Server+ certifications.

Semester Total: 16 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • Enter the job market or continue working on AAS in Information Technology or AAS Cybersecurity.

Milestones


  • Completion of Network Administrator (CCNA) Credit Diploma.
  • Eligible to sit for COMPTIA Security + and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) industry certifications.

Semester Total: 18 Credits


Third Semester


Choice Points


  • Enter the job market or continue working on AAS in Cybersecurity

Milestones


  • Eligible to sit for PenTest+ (Hacker Certification) and Managing and Maintaining Microsoft Servers industry certifications

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Fourth Semester


Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Eligible to sit for CISCO CCNA Cyber Operations Certification
  • Completion of AAS in Cybersecurity

Semester Total: 18 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 69 Credits


Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program. The potential jobs listed below may require some work experience after graduation. The Cybersecurity degree is intended to give students the academic coursework helpful in obtaining the potential jobs. Possible careers in or related to Cybersecurity include computer security consultant, computer support specialist, computer security analyst, penetration tester (ethical hacker), and security engineer.

Additional information on careers in Cybersecurity is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

This degree is well suited for those who may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science, Applied Management degree at Laramie County Community College.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.