Mar 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, AAS

Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $15,042

  • Books/Course Materials - $476
  • Books/Class Fees - $22
  • Computers/Internet Service - $1,500
  • Program-Specific Fees - $208
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $10,974
  • Technology Fees - $837
  • Other Student Fees - $1,024

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year’s rates. Course fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at

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:

  • 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

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:

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

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..