Associate Degree

Cybersecurity

An affordable path to prepare for a career in cybersecurity, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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The AS in Cybersecurity program will educate students so that they have a command of basic programming, networking, and information security skills, enabling them to thoughtfully participate in the decisions of the marketplace and thereby contribute to the professions, communities, and organizations to which they belong.

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Computer and Information Research Scientists
Computer and information research scientists design innovative uses for new and existing computing technology.
Computer and Information Systems Managers
Computer and information systems managers plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization.
Computer Systems Analysts
Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and find a solution that is more efficient and effective.

What You Will Learn

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Desktop Programming – Students who complete this program will be able to design and develop an object-oriented program that uses the Java programming language.

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Networking – Students who complete this program will be able to understand and describe the functions and interrelationships of network components, including security components.

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Data Structures – Students who complete this program will be able to develop a practical, object-oriented, Python program that uses one or more standard data structures for its data management and retrieval.

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Cyberinformation Security – Students who complete this program will be able to outline plans for security auditing, security monitoring, and handling a given security incident, and to explain how their plans address confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

In-Class or Online

Whether you want to attend classes online, or at our historic Milledgeville campus, or at any of our eleven satellite locations, we have a convenient option just for you.

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Attending GMC is about more than just earning a degree. We prepare our graduates to stand out in the world by teaching leadership skills, character education, and ethics. GMC grads have the grit and determination to be successful in an ever-changing job market.

Why pay more for the same degree?

Thanks to our Transfer Agreements, GMC students can take their college credits with them to dozens of other colleges and universities. Why pay more for core curriculum when you take the same accredited courses at GMC for less, and then transfer to the four-year college of your choice? Here’s a cost comparison:

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Concentration Courses

CIS 120 Introduction to Computer Science | 5qh

This course is an introduction to computer science that focuses on the foundational role of algorithms in computing. Each of the following layers of the abstract computing stack are explored: algorithmic foundations, hardware, system software, networks, information security, higher-level programming languages, types of application software, and social/ethical issues in computing. Students will study basic algorithms using pseudo code and compare them to a corresponding programming language implementation.

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in MAT 109, 110, 112, or 201

CIS 210 Principles of Computer Programming I

The study of computer programming with emphasis on problem solving utilizing well-structured code. Additional topics include data types, flow of control structures, single-dimensional arrays, classes, objects, and methods. Course includes programming assignments using the Java programming language.

Prerequisite: completion of one of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better: CIS 120.

CIS 211 Principles of Computer Programming II

A continuation of the study of computer programming with emphasis on problem solving utilizing well-structured code. Additional topics include multi-dimensional arrays, inheritance, graphical user interfaces, exception handling, sequential file IO, and class library data structures. Course includes programming assignments using the Java programming language.

Prerequisite: CIS 210 with a grade of “C” or better.

CIS 213 Networking

This course is an introduction to computer networks that provides broad coverage of local area networks, internetworks, and wide area networks. Topics include, network hardware, network topologies, network technologies, network media and access methods, network layers and protocols, TCP/IP, network reference models (OSI), network standards (IEEE 802), client and server operating systems, server management and administration, network security, virtualization, and cloud computing. The network security topic overviews security policies, physical security, authentication, authorization, encryption, firewalls, and VPN.

Prerequisite: CIS 120 with a grade of “C” or better.

CIS 214 Data Structures

This course is an introduction to data structures. Topics include, the design and implementation of data structures as abstract data types, algorithm analysis, indexed (array-based) and linked (node-based) structures, bags, stacks, queues, priority queues, lists, trees, sets, dictionaries, hashing techniques, graphs, and searching and sorting techniques. Assignments using the Python programming language allow students to gain experience using data structures.

Prerequisite: CIS 211 with a grade of “C” or better.

CIS 217 Cyber Information Security

This course is an overview of information security. Topics include, security tenets (confidentiality, integrity, availability), security domains (user, workstation, LAN, LAN-to-WAN, WAN, remote access, system/application), security policy frameworks, business assets and their associated risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, risk management, access controls (physical/logical), layered defense, business continuity, data backup and disaster recovery, configuration baselines and change management, attack types, phases, and tools, malware, attack prevention tools and techniques, security auditing and monitoring, incident handling, principles of symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography, security standards, U.S. compliance laws, social engineering attacks, and professional ethics. Course includes hands-on, web-based, virtual security lab activities where security tools and techniques are practiced.

Prerequisite: CIS 211 and CIS 213 with a grade of “C” or better.

Hiring Partners

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Frequently Asked Questions

About This Program


The AS in Cyber Security program will educate students so that they have a command of basic programming, networking, and information security skills, enabling them to thoughtfully participate in the decisions of the marketplace and thereby contribute to the professions, communities, and organizations to which they belong.

Degree Program Coordinator


Dr. Mohammed Gafoor, mgafoor@gmc.edu

Program Benefits


Earning an AS degree in Cyber Security will prepare students for employment opportunities and meet educational requirements for continuation towards a bachelor’s degree in cyber security or computer science. Upon completion of this degree, graduates will be able to transfer credits to a 4-year BA or BS degree program in cyber security or computer science. Cyber Security degree majors are in high demand given the need for business and defense operations to protect their systems and data from cyber attacks.

Cost for the Degree


Average Cost for this Degree:
$8,280

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