The Cybersecurity Technology program is designed to provide students with the skills to recognize and prevent threats to information and information systems and to master techniques for defense against such threats.  Security models, intrusion detection, incident handling, firewalls, perimeter protection, and network security laws are covered in the course work.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to four-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete a MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

Students in the Cybersecurity Technology Program have the option to obtain the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Technology Certificate (16 hours) by successfully completing the following courses.

Course Credit(s)
IST 1914 - Introduction to IoT 4
IST 1344 - IoT Fundamentals: Connecting Things 4
IST 1924 - IoT Installations 4
IST 1934 - Special Projects in IoT 4

Cybersecurity Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
IST 1124 - IT Foundations 4
IST 1134 - CCNA 1: Intro to Networks 4
IST 1624 - Network Security Fundamentals 4
IST 1213 - Client Installation and Configuration 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
IST 1633 - Wireless Security and Privacy 3
IST 2634 - Penetration Testing and Implementation 4
IST 1613 - Computer Forensics 3
IST 1253 - Network Administration Using Linux 3
Technical Elective 3*

Total Credits: 31

Cybersecurity Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
IST 2464 - PowerShell Programming 4
IST 1224 - CCNA 2: Routing and Switching Essentials 4
IST 1244 - Network Administration Using Microsoft Windows Server 4
IST 2263 - Advanced Network Administration Using Linux 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

*Any instructor/school chair approved field related elective.

** MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

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