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Cybersecurity

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Be prepared to design, develop, and maintain secure computer systems and provide security for the users you service.

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What is Cybersecurity? 

The Cybersecurity program will prepare students to design, develop and maintain secure computer systems and provide security for the users they service. Students in this program will study cybersecurity as it relates to hardware, software, user and data security. There are no admission requirements for the program. Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand, and the need for more security professionals is not going away in the near future. Cyberattacks are only becoming more common and harmful, and no one is immune. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security professionals is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

What are my career choices?

Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.. 

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Advising Plans

Certificates

Cyber Network and Forensics Fundamentals
Course  Title Credits
CYS 100 Cybersecurity Orientation 1
CYS 101 Cybersecurity Foundations 3
CYS 145 Foundations of Cyber Systems 3
CYS 245 Advanced Cyber Systems 3
MAT 150 College Algebra 3
Cyber Elective   3
Cryptography Fundamentals
Course Title Credits
CYS 100 Cybersecurity Orientation 1
CYS 101 Cybersecurity Foundations 3
MAT 150 College Algebra 3
CYS 140 Data Security 3
CYS 150 Secure Software Development I 3
CYS 285 Cryptography 3
Cyber Defense Fundamentals
Course Title Credits
CYS 100 Cybersecurity Orientation 1
CYS 101 Cybersecurity Foundations 3
CYS 140 Data Security 3
CYS 145 Foundations of Cyber Systems 3
CYS 150 Secure Software Development I 3
CYS 245 Advanced Cyber Systems 3
CYS 285 Cryptography 3

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Length of Program

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Pam Bridgman

Cybersecurity

Program Coordinator

606-451-6670

pam.bridgman@kctcs.edu

Program Contact

Andy Mills

Cybersecurity

Instructor

606-878-4803

andy.mills@kctcs.edu