- Academic Departments
- Information Systems Technology
- Cybersecurity Center
- Cybersecurity Curriculum
Computer Science, AAS – Cybersecurity Major
The Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree at Columbus State is designed in alignment with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), Cybersecurity Workforce Framework in order to provide students with the foundational tools needed to successfully carry out functions for any organization.
Columbus State’s Cybersecurity AAS prepares students for placement in the workforce and positions them for success in obtaining nationally recognized cyber-related certificates. As threats that exploit vulnerabilities in our cyber infrastructure grow and evolve, an integrated cybersecurity workforce must be capable of designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining defensive and offensive cyber strategies. Students will be able to pursue four-year degree programs as they prepare for a variety of high-demand security-related fields including cybersecurity, computer information systems security, computer forensics, information assurance, information security engineering, and information security analysis.
Computer Science – Cybersecurity AAS
The college is currently seeking to become a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) with this degree program.
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IT Workforce Certificate – Cybersecurity
Columbus State has partnered with Nationwide to develop an IT workforce certificate in cyber security. The Cybersecurity IT Workforce Certificate builds relevant, employer-desired skills to prepare individuals for in-demand jobs in IT.
This 32-week program is intended for individuals with little-to-no background in cybersecurity who are interested in developing the skills that can lead to an industry-recognized certification as a Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP). The program begins with essentials in computer science with some cyber security basics, followed by a focused cybersecurity course series that ends with the opportunity to sit for the SSCP exam.
This program mixes online coursework with virtual, real-time instruction. Participants should expect to spend up to 12-15 hours per week on coursework.