Jan 20, 2022
Length: Two years, 90 credits
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 www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.
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
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:
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' taking their first programming language (C, N, or P) will take CS 161/162. Because CS 161/162 are not repeatable courses, upon taking a second programming language, students must use the CS 133/233 course numbers. CS 161/162 are the courses listed in catalog degree requirements but CS 133/233 will be accepted as well. For help with this, contact the department or academic advisors.