Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Laura Malave, academic chair, 727-398-8285Dr. James Stewart, Dean of Technology
This program is designed to prepare the student to develop an organizational network and security program using risk management strategies, and to develop a strategy to address the increased growth of informational technology security concerns from regional to international environments. Students also learn how to evaluate security techniques that assist in the prevention of hackers and cyber-attacks. Students are given the opportunity to sit for the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco CCNA CyberOps and Cisco CCENT industry certifications.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1511100307: Information Technology
Federal CIP Code
11.1003: Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance.
Job Related Opportunities
Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSHumanities and Fine Arts
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
SUPPORT COURSESComplete 21 credits
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 18 credits
MAJOR CORE COURSESINTERNSHIP
Graduates of this two-year program meet the growing need for college-educated specialists who can tackle increasingly complex information technology security concerns. In addition, our programs give you a head start on your bachelor’s degree in technology management at SPC.
Our 18-credit-hour Cybersecurity Certificate prepares you for the CompTIA Security+™ Certification, Cisco CCNA CyberOps and Certified Ethical Hacker. This certificate transfers to our IT Security A.S. degree, which transfers to our bachelor's degree in Technology Development and Management.
Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high. Analysts will be needed to come up with innovative ways to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks. The federal government is expected to greatly increase its employment of information security analysts to protect the nation’s critical information technology systems. In addition, the health care industry will need greater technology security as the industry moves toward using more electronic records. Our programs prepare you for a career as:
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