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This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations. This program is available during the day and evening. Contact your academic advisor about an evening curriculum guide. Some classes may be offered on Saturdays but the entire degree cannot be completed on weekends.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. The Cybersecurity curriculum prepares students to support the information security needs of businesses. This curriculum can assist students in preparing for the following certifications: CompTIA (A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Project+), CISSP and Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Cybersecurity students can increase their learning (and earning) potential by participating in the cooperative education work-experience program. Through this program, students can spend up to two semesters working in the information technology field while earning college credits. Interested students should contact their academic advisor or the Office of Career Management for more information.

Learn more through the Center for Cybersecurity Education.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer and network systems terms and concepts.
  • Set up, install, configure, and troubleshoot hardware/software for desktop computer systems.
  • Install, configure, manage, and maintain network-based voice, audio, and video technologies.
  • Install, configure, manage, and maintain network infrastructure equipment and software.
  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot network security software and hardware.
  • Design secure computer and network infrastructures.
Course Title Credits
NTK 1110 PC Hardware Essentials ^ 3
NTK 1120 PC Operating Systems Essentials ^ 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics ^ 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
-- Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
CSE 1110 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
CSE 1120 Cybersecurity - Security + 3
NTK 1211 Fundamentals of Networking 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
-- Social/Behavioral Science Elective (GA)* 3
CSE 2261 Certified Ethical Hacking (A Term) 3
CSE 2262 Cybersecurity Defense Analysis (B Term) 3
NTK 2105 Cisco Certified Network Associate I (A Term) 3
NTK 2115 Cisco Certified Network Associate II (B Term) 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
NTK 2125 Cisco Certified Network Associate III (A Term) 3
NTK 2150 Cloud Technologies (B Term) 3
NTK 2890 Computer Networking Capstone  or Co-Op Electives** 3
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python 3
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management 3
  Total credit hours 61
^ Proficiency test available.

* At least one Social/Behaviorial Science or Arts/Humanities elective must be a global awareness (GA) course. 

** At least 3 hours of technical electives must be taken from any NTK, CSD, or EBE (except EBE 1100) course not already prescribed.  The EBE courses consist of Employability Skills and co-op/internship opportunities.

Academic Preparation

Students should possess mathematical skills and should be comfortable using technology.  Students who do not possess basic computer and technology skills should take one or more of the following courses to improve their skill level in basic technology use: ITS 0700, ITS 0710, ITS 1105, ITS 1210.  Students who have not completed a full sequence of high school mathematics may need to complete a series of college preparatory math classes.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in applied associate degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program.  However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree.  A number of colleges and universities have designed bachelor's completion programs for students completing applied degrees.

See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.

Questions? We're here to help!

Alisa Van Overstraeten Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Cybersecurity