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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorDavid Lee
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
850.769.1551, ext 6037

Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale

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Cybersecurity, A.S.

Would You Like a Career in Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity professionals create and implement tactics to secure computer networks and systems.  Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand as the growing number of cyber attacks continually increase.  Our Cybersecurity A.S. degree features a rigorous, hands-on curriculum taught by experienced industry professionals.  In our courses, you will learn how to secure devices, data and networks.  Graduates of the program are prepared to assist in all areas of cyber defense.  Additionally, successful completion of this program prepares you to take highly sought after industry certifications.

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Cybersecurity Program Course Requirements

ENC1101, English I
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Visual and Performing Arts
MAC1105, College Algebra
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Physical Science
Biological Science
POS2041, American National Government or AMH2020, United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency
CTS1111, Linux+
CTS1120, Security+
CTS1650, Network Fundamentals
CGS1103, Project Management Concepts and Processes
COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic
COP2700, Data Structure (SQL)
CIS2352, Ethical Hacking I
CIS2381, Computer Forensics and Incident Response
CTS2315, Intrusion Detection and Firewalls
CTS1651, Cisco Router
CTS1131, A+ Hardware
CTS1133, Desktop Operating Systems (A+ Software)
CTS1390, Installing & Configuring Windows Server 
CNT1510, Wireless Networking
CTS2940, Cybersecurity Capstone

Meet Ejarra, Cybersecurity Student

"I do the same IT networking and hacking that I would do in the real world."

What will you do with a Cybersecurity Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Cyber Security Analyst
Cyber Security Engineer
Security Analyst
Auditor - Information Security

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida
Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.