As the number of computers being used to store sensitive information for personal, business, and government purposes increases, the need for securing computers and other systems that store this information becomes more obvious. Information security professionals are needed to provide security for these infrastructures. The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) program in Cybersecurity is designed for students who are interested in pursuing careers in cybersecurity, network/systems administration, and system programmers. This program also consists of courses that help to prepare students for these industry certification exams:
- CompTIA Security+ (CIS 152, CIS 259)
- Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (CIS 274)
- Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) (CIS 261, CIS 274)
Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who have had prior computer-related experience may be placed in more advanced courses after consultation with and the approval of the department chairperson. Also, students who possess business computer application skills may test out of CIS 103: Computer Applications & Concepts. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactorily complete the appropriate English and mathematics courses as part of their degree program.
A total of 61 credit hours as prescribed must be satisfactorily completed with a grade point average of 2.0 ("C" average).
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Business and Technology, Room B2-22, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8414; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.