Cybersecurity AA Pathway

  • DM
    Dale Mabry
  • PC
    Plant City
  • SS
    SouthShore
  • YC
    Ybor City
  • Online
    Online
AA.CYBER (60 Credit Hours) | Part of the Information Technology Subject

AA Cybersecurity Pathway

AA.CYBER (60 credit hours)

This pathway is for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in computer and information technology security.  Cybersecurity degrees lead to positions as a systems administrator, intelligence analyst, network engineer, information security manager, network security engineer, or information systems analyst. 

Please note only 60 of these credits are needed for AA degree completion. For each pathway, IDS 2891 is a degree requirement, and for most of the pathways, SLS 1106 is required for first-time-in-college students.  Consult an academic advisor with questions related to pathways and course planning.

YEAR I – First Semester

†CGS 1000 Introduction to Computers and Technology - 3 cr.
ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 cr.
*†MAC 1147 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry - 5 cr.
SLS 1106 First Year Experience Orientation - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Second Semester

*†CGS 1540 Database Management I -1 cr.
*COP 1000 Programming Logic - 3 cr.
ENC 1102 English Composition II - 3 cr.
*MAD 2104 Discrete Math - 3 cr.
*PHY 1020C Conceptual Physics - 3 cr.

YEAR I – Third Semester

†PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.
SPC 1608 Public Speaking - 3 cr.
*†STA  2023 - 3 cr.

YEAR II – First Semester

Biological Sciences General Education - 3 cr.
Biological Science Co-Requisite Lab - 1 cr.
Humanities General Education CORE - 3 cr.
**Programming Fundamentals Elective - 3 cr.
***Object Oriented Programming Elective - 3 cr.

YEAR II – Second Semester

†AMH 2020 Modern American History or †POS 2041, American Government - 3 cr.
†ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 cr.
†IDS 2891 Connections - 1 cr.
Humanities General Education - 3 cr.
Elective - 1 cr.

**Select 3 credit hours from the following Programming Fundamentals elective course options:

COP 1030 Introduction to Python Programming - 3 cr. 
COP 1220 Programming in C - 3 cr.
COP 2800 Java Programming - 3 cr.
COP 2224 Programming in C++ - 3 cr.
COP 2360 Programming in C# - 3 cr.
COP 2805C Java Advanced - 3 cr.

***Select 3 credit hours from the following Object-Oriented Programming elective course options (must not be the same course as the Programming Fundamentals elective course option):

COP 2805C Java Advanced - 3 cr.
COP 2224 Programming in C++ - 3 cr.
COP 2360 Programming in C# - 3 cr.
COP 2800 Java Programming - 3 cr.
COP 1030 Introduction to Python Programming - 3 cr.

Common Course Prerequisites recommended by the State for successful transfer to the university are marked with an asterisk (*).

†Courses symbolized by a dagger (†) are offered online in addition to the traditional delivery method.  Online availability may vary by academic term.