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Associate in Science

IT: Cybersecurity Concentration

Students in the A. S. Cybersecurity Concentration concentration acquire a wide range of technical skills that prepare them for penetration testing positions.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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Requirements
First SemesterCredits
ENL101   English Composition I
 
3
BIT187 Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)
 
3
BUS100   Introduction to Business
 
3
BIT115   Windows Desktop Operating Systems
 
3
BIT113   Microcomputer Hardware
 
3
Second SemesterCredits
COM103   Human Communication
 
3
BIT116   IT: Linux
 
3
BIT240 IT: Security+
 
3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
BIT241 IT: Ethical Hacking
 
3
Third SemesterCredits
    General Education Elective 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
BIT248
BIT248L 
  Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials (Cisco 2)
 
4
BIT242 IT: Advanced Ethical Hacking I
 
3
BIT243 IT: Advanced Ethical Hacking II
 
3
Fourth SemesterCredits
BIT104   Cybercrime
 
3
    Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
Natural or Physical Science
*

*Students who are planning to transfer should take one 4-credit lab science course.
3 (or) 4
BIT244 IT Security: Reverse Engineering
 
3
BIT245   IT Security: Penetration Testing
 
3
    Behavioral or Social Science 3
Total Credits 61/63

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

 

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity Concentration program, students are able to:

  • Read, write, discuss, and think critically about topics and ideas in IT Security.
  • Analyze ethical issues and apply ethical standards in the performance of responsibilities in a variety of IT Security careers.
  • Work independently and with teams in an IT Security setting.
  • Synthesize information from documentation and solve business problems
  • Prepare for Security Penetration Testing certification exam.
  • Prepare for Security+ certification exam.
  • Prepare for Ethical Hacking certification exam.
  • Prepare for Advanced Ethical Hacking certification exam.
  • Prepare for Security Reverse Engineering certification exam.

Students completing the Cybersecurity Concentration are trained to work as penetration testers within network administration, engineering, management or consulting. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest career paths in the IT industry.

See also: What can I do with this major?

Full Time Faculty

Louis Beco
email: lbeco@capecod.edu
phone: 774.330.4398


Andrea Lyons
email: alyons@capecod.edu
phone: 774.330.4743