Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, AAS

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Total Program Credits: 93-94

Estimated Program Length: Two years

Offered by the Computer Information Technology  Department, 541.463.5221

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  

Program Coordinator Don Easton, 541.463.5532,

Dean Christopher Rehn

Purpose This degree is an AAS degree program that prepares 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.

Advising Deidre Lyons and Elaine Zalonis can be reached at

Learning Outcomes

  • Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification, and/or destruction
  • Perform vulnerability and networking scanning assessments
  • Monitor network traffic for unusual activity
  • Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.
  • Implement network security policies, application security, access control and corporate data safeguards
  • Analyze and establish security requirements for your networks
  • Train fellow employees in security awareness and procedures
  • Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocols
  • Conduct security audits and make policy recommendations
  • Gain fundamental knowledge of key compliance frameworks
  • Provide technical security advice

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. Contact Gerry Meenaghan, Cooperative Education Coordinator, Bldg. 19, Room 154, 541-463-5883,

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Lane County openings - 1 annually
Statewide openings - 73 annually

Lane County average wages - $34.58; average annual - $ 71,928
Oregon average hourly - $48.57; average annual - $101, 019

Estimated Program Cost

Books $983
Computers/Internet Service $1,500
Program Specific Fees $208
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees $12,455
Total Estimated Cost            $15,146

Program Notes

  • Prerequisites are required for some classes. See course listings .
  • A personal laptop is required for all first year students in the degree program. Please contact the Program Coordinator for options and system requirements.
  • CS 275 Database Systems & Modeling may be substituted for CIS 125D Software Tools 1: Databases.
  • 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.

General Education

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

Program Core Courses

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