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Academic CredentialAssociate in Science (AS)
Total Credit Hours60
Average Time to Complete2 yrs.
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
AdvisorDavid Lee
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
850.769.1551, ext 6037

Pathway NavigatorWill Archer
850.769.1551 ext. 4023

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Cybersecurity, AS

Would You Like a Career in Cybersecurity?

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Cybersecurity professionals create and implement tactics to secure computer networks and systems.  

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand as the growing number of cyber attacks continually increase.  Our Cybersecurity AS degree features a rigorous, hands-on curriculum taught by experienced industry professionals.  In our courses, you will learn how to secure devices, data and networks.  Graduates of the program are prepared to assist in all areas of cyber defense.  Additionally, successful completion of this program prepares you to take highly sought after industry certifications.

Cybersecurity Program Course Requirements


English I
Visual and Performing Arts or
Philosophy/Religion or
College Algebra
Physical Science or
Biological Science
American National Government or United States History II and demonstrate Civic Literacy Competency

Networking Courses
Hardware Courses
Software Courses
Cybersecurity Courses

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

Meet Ejarra

"I do the same IT networking and hacking that I would do in the real world." ~ Ejarra, Cybersecurity Student

What will you do with a Cybersecurity Degree?

In this field, people find careers as:

Cyber Security Analyst
Cyber Security Engineer
Security Analyst
Auditor - Information Security

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

Cyber Criminal
Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.