2022-2023 College Catalog

Cybersecurity Fundamentals TCC

Cybersecurity Fundamentals TCC (Major Code: CW71)

Program Description

The Cybersecurity Fundamentals TCC is a sequence of courses designed, upon completion of required prerequisite courses, to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and techniques required in computer information processing. Completion of the TCC will prepare students to either continue more advanced studies in cybersecurity leading toward a Diploma or AAS Degree or broaden their current CIST knowledge base.

Career Information


Computer Support Specialists

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 9.5% in Fulton and Clayton counties and 11.3% in the State of Georgia by 2030. Estimated salaries in this field start at $40,710 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Peter Ejindu

Program Coordinator, Computer Information Systems

Academic Building C2310A



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 Terms
Credit Hours: 18
Estimated Program Cost: $3,484

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (18 Credits)

CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance


CIST 1601Information Security Fundamentals


CIST 1602Security Policies and Procedures


Select one of the following courses

CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals


CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO


Total Credit Hours: 18


Program Outcomes

1 Ability to identify and assess information security risks at various security layers: physical, personnel, operating systems, network, software, communication, and database.
2 Ability to develop an Information Security Policy and an Acceptable Use Policy.
3 Possess a level of understanding of computers, computer information systems and networking necessary to identify risks to those systems and, subsequently, develop, recommend and implement security strategies.
4 Ability to demonstrate good judgment, problem solving and analytical skills.
5 Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.