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Cybersecurity - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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This degree will provide an introduction to networking and firewall functionality, configuring a firewall and local area networks to include a functional DMZ and incident response, forensics and team training. The courses will use a cyber range/NOC to target hands-on mastery of the complexities of cyber-attacks and develop skills to classify the various types of network attacks among other types of cybersecurity operations, forensics and ethical hacking.

Specific Admission Requirements for Program

  • Criminal Background Check must be satisfactorily completed before students can enroll in any cybersecurity courses.
  • Cybersecurity will deny elgibility for enrolling in a cybersecurity course if an applicant/student does not successfully pass the criminal background check.

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For more information, contact:
Lou Ann Timmons  - (843) 349-5367

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics  
CPT 168 Programming Logic and Design 3
CPT 282 Information Systems Security 3
IST 201 CISCO Internetworking Concepts 3
IST 266 Internet and Firewall Security 3
  TOTAL 15
Second Semester - Spring    
IST 190 Linux Essentials 3
IST 202 CISCO Router Configuration 3
IST 215 Health Information Networking 3
IST 268 Computer Forensics 3
IST 293 IT and Data Assurance I 3
  TOTAL 15
Third Semester - Summer    
IST 192 Linux Network Applications 3
IST 203 Advanced CISCO Router Config 3
IST 294 IT and Data Assuranee II 3
Third Semester - Summer, 1st Half    
IST 269 Digital Forensics 3
Third Semester - Summer, 2nd Half    
CPT 208 Special Topics in Computer Technology 3
  TOTAL 15
Fourth Semester - Fall    
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
IST 165 Implementing & Administering Windows Directory Services 3
IST 204 CISCO Troubleshooting 3
  TOTAL 12
Fifth Semester - Spring    
IST 285 Cybersecurity Capstone 4
Electives*      3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
PSC 201** American Government  
  TOTAL  13



*Electives: Choose 1 from the following courses:
CPT 280 SCWE in Computer (spring); IST 295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP (spring); or CPT 242 Database (fall)
**Students transferring to a senior institution are recommended to take PSC 201 at HGTC to satisfy Reach Act requirements. The Reach Act was passed in 2021 by the General Assembly.