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Applied Cybersecurity

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 12, 2024

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NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 12, 2024 – Click Here for more information

Program Description:

Applied Cybersecurity is a hands-on program that will give students real-world security scenarios. Through this program, students will learn to identify security threats, protect computers from hackers and malware, and secure wireless networks. Instruction will focus on how to secure residential, as well as business computers, and fill the demand at public and private companies to address internet security concerns in today’s world.

The state approved course content includes foundational knowledge and skills in computer and network security, security vulnerabilities, attack mechanisms and techniques, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptographic systems, system hardening, risk identifications, incident response, penetration testing, key management, access control, and recovery. Specialized courses focus on database security, planning and analysis, software, and web security.

Throughout this program, students will prepare for security+ and nationally recognized security industry certifications.

The coursework and applications used for program training are compatible with Windows 10 or higher.

Course NumberTitleLength
CTS0018Cybersecurity Associate 600 hours
CTS0019Information Security Manager150 hours

Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition$2,100
Out of State Tuition$8,400
Books and Supplies$330
Industry Certification$508
FL Resident Total$3,183
Out of State Total$9,483

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit to apply.


  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)

Employment Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Associate
  • Information Security Manager

College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.

Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.
  • Applicants must have a Certificate of Completion in Network Support Services or CompTIA A+ and Network+ or CCNA certifications.



For information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Program Info

Program Length:

750 hours ǀ 7 months

Program Offered:

August and January

Delivery Method:

*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.

Days & Times:


Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm and
Online: 26 hours/week

    Enroll in our Applied Cybersecurity program today.

    To get started with this program, sign up today to attend a program orientation by contacting the Admissions Counselor at: [email protected] or 754.321.5753.

    For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.