LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    May 28, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, AAS

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The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program 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. 


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 Information Technology or AAS in Cybersecurity.


  • 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 in Cybersecurity.


  • Completion of Datacenter Specialist 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.


  • Eligible to sit for PenTest+ (Hacker Certification) and Managing and Maintaining Microsoft Servers industry certifications.
  • Completion of Network Administrator (CCNA) Credit Diploma.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Fourth Semester


  • Eligible to sit for Cisco CCNA Cyber Operations Certification
  • Completion of Cybersecurity, AAS

Semester Total: 15 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 65 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

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.

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