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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Contact the Advisor

David Lee
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Advanced Technology Center, Room 119
850-769-1551, ext 6037

Dr. Wendy Payne
Professor, Information Technology
Program Manager, BAS Technology Management
Advanced Technology Center, Room 204

Jordan Hale
Academic Program Support Specialist

Degree Map - Cybersecurity-AS

Meet Ejarra, Cybersecurity student

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

Lowdown a career in Cybersecurity - As hackers continue to commit online crimes, the need for dedicated Bybersecurity professionals continues to grow. Help protect businesses and people from malicious attacks in this exciting and rewarding field.


Who is eligible for the Cybersecurity, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the Cybersecurity, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2021-2022 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area
See General Education Requirements 3
Mathematics Area
•+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Natural Sciences Area
See General Education Requirements 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirements 3
#*CTS1111, Linux+ 3
+*CTS1120, Security+ 3
#*CTS1650, Network Fundamentals 3
CGS1103, Project Management Concepts and Processes 3
COP1000, Introduction to Programming Logic 3
COP2700, Data Structure (SQL) 3
+*CIS2352, Ethical Hacking I 3
+*CIS2381, Computer Forensics and Incident Response 3
+*CTS2315, Intrusion Detection and Firewalls 3
+*CTS1651, Cisco Router 3
#*CTS1390, Installing & Configuring Windows Server  3
+#*CTS1391, Administering Windows Server  3
+#*CTS1392, Configuring Advanced Windows Server 3
#*CNT1510, Wireless Networking 3
+#CTS2940, Cybersecurity Capstone 3

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= Career Certificate course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology