Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│66 Credits│Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online│ Eligible for Financial Aid
Become an expert in internet security and enter a complex and quickly-growing career field with the Information Technology – Cybersecurity Specialist program.
Cyberattacks are the fastest-growing crime in the U.S., and the complexity of these attacks is alarming. In response, organizations require internal resources to prevent these threats. The Information Technology – Cybersecurity Specialist program prepares students to work as cybersecurity specialists, whose main responsibility is to protect an organization’s computer network and systems. They are also skilled at maintaining system security to prevent cyberattacks.
What You’ll Learn
Graduates will protect data confidentiality, integrity and availability while learning ways to implement security mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on vigilant security awareness, identifying network threats and deploying appropriate incident responses. Curriculum is aligned with industry recognized standards and prepares students for certification in IT security.
- Identify security strategies
- Implement secure infrastructures
- Conduct security testing
- Analyze security data
- Mitigate risk
- Develop security documentation
Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Data Security Administrator
- Information Security Specialist
- Information Technology Security Analyst (IT Security Analyst)
- Network Security Analyst
Earn two Information Technology degrees at once!
With an additional 18 credits, students can earn both the Cybersecurity Specialist and Network Specialist Associate of Applied Science IT degrees in only five terms (just under two and a half years).
Earn three Information Technology degrees at once!
With an additional 27 credits, students can earn the Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Specialist and Technical Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science IT degrees in only six terms (three degrees within three years!).
Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.
|103-159||Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office||1|
|150-107||IT Fundamentals 1||3|
|150-108||IT Fundamentals 2||3|
|150-191||Principles of Information Security||3|
|150-192||Network Security Fundamentals||3|
|150-193||Network Attacks and Firewalls||3|
|150-194||Network Defense and Countermeasures||3|
|152-172||Web Site Security||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|Social Science Course||3|
|150-115||Emerging Innovations in Technology||3|
|150-126||Internet of Things||3|
|151-110||IT Cybersecurity Capstone||3|
|Behavioral Science Course||3|
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The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Expect to use your own computer for many classes.
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High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.