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Degrees and Certificates at Cumberland

Degrees and Certificates at Cumberland


Cyber Security

​​The Cybersecurity field is projected to grow 28% between 2016 and 2026 with the median salary being $95,510 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The program at RCSJ-Cumberland is designed to be approachable, practical, and a good foundation for further study at any four-year college or university. For those looking to stay close to home, students are able to take advantage of the partnership with Wilmington University. Our credits seamlessly transfer into their Computer and Network Security Bachelor of Science program. These courses may be taken at the University Center.

Cybersecurity, Associate in Science
Year 1, Fall Semester  
  • CJ 120 Introduction to Cybercrime, 3 credits
  • EN 101 English Composition I, 3 credits
  • MA 110 College Algebra, 3 credits
  • General Education History Elective, 3 credits
  • General Education Humanities Elective, 3 credits
Year 1, Spring Semester 
  • CS 275 Core Server Operating System, 4 credits
  • CS 229 Linux Installation & Configuration, 3 credits
  • EN 102 English Composition II, 3 credits
  • MA205 Statistics I, 3 credits
  • General Education Social Science Elective or Humanities Elective, 3 credits

Year 2, Fall Semester
  • General Education Lab Science, 4 credits
  • CS 242 Principles of Information Security, 3 credits
  • CS 226 Network Infrastructure Implementation, 4 credits
  • CS 241   Computer Forensics, 3 credits
  • General Education Social Science Elective, 3 credits​
Year 2, Spring semester
  • CS 212 C ++ Programming, 4 credits
  • CS 240   Security +, 3 credits
  • CS 265 Ethical Hacking, 4 credits
  • General Education Diversity Elective, 3 credits
Total Credits: 62

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:
  • Identify security risks and summarize possible remedies.
  • Use evidence-gathering protocols to locate, recover, and analyze digital evidence using forensics techniques and best practices for evidence recovery.
  • Install and configure a Linux and/or Windows system and identify security risks and possible remedies
  • Apply for least one industry-recognized certification, such as CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), CompTIA CSA (Cybersecurity Analyst), CompTIA A+ (Hardware repair).​