Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Cybersecurity, AAS

Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $17,677

  • Resident Tuition: $11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $1,170
  • General Student Fees: $813**
  • Online Course Fee: $900 (if applicable)
  • Books / Materials: $213 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $156 (Data Fee)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $2,500 *** (if applicable for Computer + Internet)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition.

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers, or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students with the knowledge and applicable skills necessary for entry-level careers in cybersecurity. Students will acquire foundational knowledge in computer science and information technology, in order to build solution-oriented skills in infrastructure security, enterprise risk and risk management, cloud computing, cryptography, information assurance, digital forensics, penetration testing, and business continuity. Students will apply this knowledge both in a hands-on lab curriculum and through required internships supporting the local community. In addition, this degree will provide the core foundational knowledge to continue on to a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity and related areas for even further opportunities for career advancement.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification, and/or destruction
PLO 2 - Perform vulnerability and networking scanning assessments
PLO 3 - Monitor network traffic for unusual activity
PLO 4 - Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.
PLO 5 - Implement network security policies, application security, access control and corporate data safeguards
PLO 6 - Analyze and establish security requirements for your networks using key compliance frameworks
PLO 7 - Explain the implications of security awareness and procedures
PLO 8 - Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocols
PLO 9 - Conduct security audits and make policy and technical recommendations based on best practices

Program Requirements

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits):

Mathematics (5 credits):

Math/CS/CIS Elective (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

  • Any CS course higher than CS 120  
  • Any CIS course higher than CIS 101  
  • Any MTH course higher than MTH 111  

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Program Core Courses

Programming Sequence

Programming courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. Complete two courses including an introductory and advanced course.

Cooperative Education

CS 206 must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. CS 280CN must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted.


  • This program follows the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • A personal laptop is required for all first year students in the degree program. Please contact the Program Coordinator for options and system requirements.
  • Cooperative Education (Co-op): Co-op is a required and important part of this program. It provides relevant field experience that integrates theory and practice while providing opportunities to develop skills, explore career options, and network with professionals and employers in the field.
  • Students using lower-credit courses to meet General Education requirements may need to take additional Electives to meet the 90-credit minimum.
  • Students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science are advised to consult with their academic advisor for additional program requirements at the school they will be transferring to.
  • Computer programming languages: Students who complete more than one CS 161 or CS 162 programming language course should be aware that transfer institutions may count multiple 161 or 162 courses as repeats, and may not accept them in transfer. Students wishing to complete multiple programming courses should first take a CS 161/162 series and then enroll in CS 133/233 course series for any subsequent programming languages.


  • By completing CS 273 , students can take the exam for the Amazon Web Services Cloud Practitioner certification
  • By completing CS 273 , students can take the exam for the VMWare Certified Associate (VCA) certification
  • By completing CS 179 , CS 189 , and CS 279 , students can take the exam for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification
  • By completing CS 285 , students can take the exam for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate (CCCA) certification
  • By completing CS 286 , students can take the exam for the Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician (PCCET) certification