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Applied Cybersecurity

NEXT CLASS BEGINS August 16, 2022 – 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 7 or higher.


Course Number

Course Title



Cybersecurity Associate 

600 hours


Information Security Manager

150 hours


Program Hours and Schedule

750 hours ǀ 7 months ǀ Distance

Online ǀ Monday – Friday

Class ǀ Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm


Enrollment: August and January


*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.



CompTIA Security+ ǀ CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)


Employment Opportunities

Cybersecurity Associate ǀ 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.


Program Costs

FL Resident Tuition


Out of State Tuition




Books and Supplies


Industry Certification


FL Resident Total


Out of State Total



*Prices are subject to change without notice.


Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/ to apply.


Admissions Requirements

  • Applicants must have a Certificate of Completion in Network Support Services or CompTia A+ and Network+ or CCNA certifications.
  • 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.


Program Counselor/Advisor

Rachel Victor, Certified School Counselor

[email protected]


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