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Cybersecurity, AAS


CIP 111003 (CYSE)

In response to the national and local unmet demand for Cybersecurity Specialists and the increasingly complex and challenging cyber-attacks facing our nation, this cybersecurity program will produce qualified professionals with expertise in information assurance, cybersecurity, and network forensics disciplines. Upon successful completion of the program and depending on organizational employability requirements, students from this program will be prepared for a number of jobs that require the following industry certifications: CompTia A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, and CYSA+, Certified Ethical Hacker, and the IC2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

OR CIS 315 - CSU Course *

OR CIS 401 - CSU Course *

OR CIS 462 - CSU Course *

OR CSC 160 - Computer Science I (Language) - 4 Credits


* These courses are required courses for students who intend to transfer to CSU to earn a baccalaureate degree in Computer Information Systems – Cybersecurity Concentration. For this option students need to meet with a Computer Network Technology Advisor to choose the correct sequence of classes. Please call 303.797.5252 for more information.

Electives (3 credit hours)

Choose one from the following: CNG 142, CNG 243, CSC 160, or CNG 121

Total: 60 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation online at
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.