Cybersecurity (A.S.)

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.

2019 median pay for information security analysts: $99,730/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Cybersecurity skills

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.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CSC 1520: Introduction to Cybersecurity

3

CSC 1570: Programming Concepts & Applications

3

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry (or higher)

4
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • Engage with the Learning Center for academic assistance.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CSC 1580: Computer Hardware & System Software

3

CSC 1590: Computer Programming

4
SUNY: Math

CSC 2510: Introduction to Networks

3

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Global Perspectives JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences
  • CSC 1590 prerequisite/corequisite: MAT 1590 or eligibility: MAT 1600.
  • Explore job shadowing opportunities.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CSC 1600: Data Structures

4

CSC 2480: Advanced Networking & Security

3

Elective

Choose a Cultural Understanding course from a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed

3

Natural Sciences Elective

Choose a course from SUNY Gen Ed – Natural Sciences category

3
SUNY: Natural Sciences

MAT 1590: College Algebra/Trigonometry (or higher)

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning
  • Talk with advisor to see if lab course is needed.
  • Explore internship possibilities.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CSC 2660: Database Management

4

CSC 2670: Computer Organization

4

Elective

Choose a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed

3

Elective

Choose a SUNY Gen Ed category not yet completed if needed

2
  •  Apply for graduation.