Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science degree will prepare students for careers as Cybersecurity technicians or analysts by providing them with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities identified in the National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework 2.0.
Occupational Objectives: Our alliances with business and industry partners create a pipeline between Germanna Community College and the workforce. The Cybersecurity Program is designed to facilitate students in their preparation for the pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at partnering four-year institutions or to enter directly into the workforce.
Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through transcript review or informed self-placement. Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.
Program Requirements: The curriculum includes required technical courses in Cybersecurity and general education courses. Technical instruction includes theoretical concepts along with hands-on experience required to master the skills needed for successful preparation for employment. Emphasis in on ensuring the student is knowledgeable in operating systems, their vulnerabilities to attack and the skills needed to forensically discover and protect against such activities. Technical/computer classes over five years old cannot be used as transfer credits. In addition, students who have been readmitted into the college must have computer courses that are over five years old re-evaluated.