Cyber Security A.S.

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Cyber Security A.S.

Department: Information Technology

Total Credit Hours: 59-60 credits

What Is Cyber Security?

Cyber security professionals control access to information and prevent unauthorized tampering or disclosure of information.

The Cyber Security Associate of Science degree is designed to help students complete the first two years of their bachelors program at SCC. With the program's inherent flexibility in its design, students are able to select most of their computer science courses based on the four-year institution they wish to attend after graduating from SCC.

Occupation Overview

Cyber security specialists plan, coordinate and implement security measures for information systems. They work with company or government personnel to understand the current system and any security needs that need to be addressed. They test data processing systems to ensure proper functioning and security and modify computer security files to incorporate new software to correct errors or change access status to information. They develop plans to safeguard computer files from accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction or disclosure of information. They also develop plans to meet emergency data processing needs.

Cyber security specialists install protective software or make changes to existing software. They may coordinate implementation of computer system security plans with personnel and outside vendors and build firewalls to keep unauthorized users from accessing information. They monitor data logs that report all activity on the system and look for any unusual activity.

Salary Outlook

The mean hourly wage for cyber security analysts in Missouri is $41.90. People established in information security careers generally earn an average of $87,140 per year in Missouri. Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $147,290.

Sources: FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems.

Exceptional performers can earn in excess of $147,290.

Required Courses

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (35-36 credits)
Mathematics MAT 162 College Algebra (STEM) 4
MAT 150 Trigonometry 3
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics 3
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II  3
ENG 115 Technical Writing
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Social Science HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877 

3

HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 History of Missouri 
POL 101 or American Government  3
POL 102 State and Local Government
Natural Science Any BIO or Biology Course  4-5
Any CHM or  Chemistry Course 
Any PHY  Physical Science Course
Humanities
PHL 160 Ethics 3
Choose one Humanities General Education Course 3
Core Course Requirements (24 credits)
CPT/CPC/CPM Choose courses in major for transfer institution 24

Total Required Hours: 59-60 credits

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

Suggested Schedule Planning

CourseTitleCredits
Fall Semester (13 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 162 College Algebra-STEM 4
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
Spring Semester (15 credits)
ENG 102 or English Composition II  3
ENG 115 Technical Writing
MAT 150 Trigonometry 3
PHL 160 Ethics 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
Fall Semester (16-17 credits)
COM 101 Oral Communication 3
Any BIO or Any BIOLOGY Course  4-5
Any CHM or  Any CHEMISTRY Course 
Any PHY Any PHYSICAL SCIENCE Course
Humanities Choose one Humanities General Education Course 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
Spring Semester (15 credits)
MAT 175 Introductory Statistics 3
HIS 101 or U.S. History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or U.S. History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or U.S. History Since 1945 
HIS 270 History of Missouri
POL 101 or American Government  3
POL 102 State and Local Government
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3
CPT/CPC/CPM Course in Major for Transfer Institution 3

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 59-60 credits

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