Cybersecurity, Associate of Applied Science

This program prepares students for entry-level careers in cybersecurity. The program emphasizes computer and network security and information assurance concepts augmented with current industry-standard techniques. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and the management aspects of security. The curriculum blends "leading edge" theory with a large amount of hands-on experiences for the purpose of developing confident and professional technicians.

Program objectives

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

  1. apply software patches to operating systems and applications;
  2. assess a system's security vulnerabilities using appropriate resources;
  3. use standard software tools to detect attempted security breaches of computer systems; and
  4. implement system security defenses.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

This program prepares students for entry-level careers in cybersecurity. The program emphasizes computer and network security and information assurance concepts augmented with current industry-standard techniques.

Type of Credential

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Program Code

574

Contacts and Additional Information

Department Chair:

CCBC Essex, Noell Damron
443-840-2811 or ndamron@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinators:

CCBC Essex
Sabum Anyangwe
443-840-1775 or sanyangwe@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Owings Mills
Wendy Chin
443-840-4879 or wchin@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Catonsville
Greg Schmidt
443-840-4916 or gschmidt@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-20 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose a course in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses. One course must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities (CMNS 101 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 29-30 Credits

Students must select General Education electives and program electives to reach 60 credits for the degree.

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:
  • Program Elective - Any DCOM course (DCOM 263 recommended) 3-4 Credit(s).
Additional Program Requirements - 13 Credits:

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.