The Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security provides students with the skills needed to manage an organization’s network security needs. The program prepares individuals to function as entry level network security specialist, and includes instruction on technologies to keep network assets secure, conducting forensic analyses, encryption techniques, and organizational security management.
Recipients of the Associate of Applied in Cyber Security will be able to:
- read and interpret technical literature and convey technical information through verbal and written communication;
- analyze critically and solve real-world security issues understanding the legal and ethical concerns;
- demonstrate security awareness in order to react to new developments in their field;
- utilize critical thinking skills to collect, analyze, and interpret technical data collected through investigation and experimentation; and
- implement computer networks and firewalls both physically and logically.
Specific Degree Information:
Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor concerning required courses and sequencing for this degree.
This program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). In order to be eligible for graduation from this program transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 technical credit hours from Bossier Parish Community College.
- Students who are in the CTEC internship* must be available for 100 hours of internship.
- Students must apply for an internship with the program director the semester prior to the start of the desired internship.
- A prerequisite to applying to internship is the completion of at least one approved industry-based certification.
- Internship students must be prepared to complete internship rotations at an out of town facility.
- Internship students must adhere to internship site requirements which include but may not be limited to background checks, drug screens, and orientation meetings.
- Internship students must provide documentation of achievement of one additional accredited, approved industry-based certifications by the end of the internship.
*In special circumstances the internship may be substituted with Dean and Program Director approval with a 200 level CTEC course and completion of two approved industry-based certifications.
This program articulates with one or more institutions or agencies. Refer to the Articulation Agreements section of the catalog for further detail.
Required Courses for Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security: