2020-2021 College Catalog

Cybersecurity Diploma

Cybersecurity Diploma (Major Code: IS12)

Program Description

The Computer Information Systems – Cybersecurity program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment in Cybersecurity Specialists.

Career Information


Computer Occupations 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 12.4% nationally and 17.4% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $66,000 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: 4 Terms
Credit Hours: 60
Estimated Program Cost: $8,984

Course Outline

General Education Courses (8 Credits)

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev


Occupational Courses (43 Credits)

FYES 1001First Year Experience Seminar


COMP 1000Intro to Computers


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1122Hardware Install & Maintenance


CIST 1601Info. Security Fundamentals


CIST 1602Security Policies & Procedures


CIST 2601Implement Firewalls Internet


CIST 2602Network Security


CIST 2611Network Defense & Countermeasu


CIST 2612Computer Forensics


CIST 2613Ethical Hacking & Testing


Introductory Level Networking Class – Select one of the following (4 Credits)

CIST 2451CISCO Network Fundamentals


Networking Elective (8 Credits)

XXXX xxxx Networking Electives


Total Credit Hours: 60


Program Outcomes

1. Graduate will have the ability to plan, coordinate and implement information security.
2. Graduate will have the ability to install security software, monitor for and respond to security breaches.
3. Graduate will have the ability prioritize tasks and work cooperative within a team.
4. Graduate will have highly developed written and verbal and online communication skills.
5. Graduate will make good judgments, problem solve and have analytical skills.

Note: This Program is Not Currently Eligible for Federal Financial Aid