Associate in Science Degree in Cyber Defense

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems

PROGRAM CODE: 1S37246

The Associate in Science Degree in Cyber Defense provides concepts and hands-on skills to identify Cybersecurity threats and implement procedures to protect Cyber assets. It will also enhance students’ chances to pursue a professional career in Cybersecurity by preparing them for industry-recognized certificates such as Security+, CEH, ISM and CCNA Security.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units, and
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50 percent of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Core Courses (12 units), plus one area of emphasis group of courses as listed below:12
Cybersecurity Competition Fundamentals3
Network Security3
Ethical Hacking3
Cisco Networking 13
Perl Programming3
Python Programming
Students must take one area of emphasis group of courses as listed below (additional 12-18 units depending on emphasis group selected):12-18
Emphasis: Computer Forensics
Computer Forensics I3
Computer Forensics II3
Cyber Crime3
Computer Forensics Legal Aspects3
Analysis of Digital Media3
Computer Forensics Capstone3
Emphasis: Cisco Networking
Cisco Networking 23
Cisco Networking 33
Cisco Networking 43
CCNA Security3
Emphasis: Homeland Transportation Security
Intro to Criminal Justice3
Concepts of Criminal Law
Career Communication/Portfolio3
Homeland Security3
Aviation/Transportation Security3
Crew Resource Management
Disaster Preparedness/Response3
Passenger Services and Safety3
Emphasis: Microsoft Networking
Microsoft Networking Fundamentals3
Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Services
Administering Windows Server3
Administrating and Configuring Windows Server Directory Services3
Administrating and Configuring Windows Server Network Infrastructure3
Emphasis: Network Virtualization
Administering Windows Server3
Administrating and Configuring Windows Server Directory Services3
Microsoft Virtualization and Cloud Deployment3
VMware vSphere Virtualization Networking3
Emphasis: Advanced Networking - select four of the following courses (12 units):
VMware vSphere Virtualization Networking3
CCNA Bootcamp3
Wireless Networking Technology3
Voice Over IP3
Storage Management and Cloud Computing3
CCNA Security3
Total Units24-30