Study cybersecurity at JCC
Cybersecurity has become a major concern for organizations and individuals who utilize computers. With the Cybersecurity degree from Jamestown Community College, you can transfer to a four-year institution and major in cybersecurity or computer science. Career opportunities include corporations or law enforcement agencies investigating cyber crimes, conducting risk and vulnerability assessments, and implementing cybersecurity policies and procedures.
In JCC’s program, you’ll study tools, policies, and procedures for computers, computer networks, and system vulnerabilities, as well as methods for addressing cyber threats. You’ll also be prepared to complete industry certification in computer hardware and system software, networking, and security.
JCC's Cybersecurity degree has received the 2022 Top 50 Online Cybersecurity Associate Colleges award from University HQ.
2022 median pay for information security analysts: $112,000/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where to study at JCC
JCC’s Cybersecurity A.S. degree prepares you for transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree.
- Information Technology Technician
- Network Security Engineer
- Information Security Analyst
When you complete this program, you will be prepared to complete industry certification in computer hardware, system software, networking, and security.
After you complete the program, you will be able to:
- Identify security risks and threats to computers and computer networks.
- Specify and implement appropriate hardware and software safeguards.
- Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot basic hardware and software problems.
- Design a basic LAN and WAN, given specific parameters and constraints.
CSC 2510: Introduction to Networks
CSC 1570: Programming Concepts & Applications
ENG 1510: English Composition I
MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry (or higher)
INT 1555: Inquire
- Engage with the Learning Center for academic assistance.
CSC 1520: Introduction to Cybersecurity
CSC 1580: Computer Hardware & System Software
CSC 1590: Computer Programming
ENG 1530: English Composition II
Social Sciences Elective
SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology
- CSC 1590 is offered only in the spring.
- Explore job shadowing opportunities.
CSC 1600: Data Structures
CSC 2660: Database Management
Natural Sciences Elective
Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Natural Sciences category
Choose a math course numbered higher than MAT 1590
- CSC 1600 and CSC 2660 are offered only in the fall.
- Talk with advisor to see if lab course is needed.
- Explore internship possibilities.
- Work with your advisor to determine the MAT courses required at your transfer school.
- MAT 1670 and MAT 1710 are required for computer science transfer at SUNY schools. MAT 1720 may also be required at some transfer institutions.
CSC 2480: Advanced Networking & Security
CSC 2670: Computer Organization
ANT 1520: Introduction to Anthropology
Choose a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed
Choose a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed if needed
- Apply for graduation.