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Cybersecurity, A.A.S.


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JJC Program Code: CO246

ICCB Program Code: CIOS 0041

The CyberSecurity AAS degree provides students with a diverse education in computers and networking with a primary focus on analyzing the configuring network and system security. The CyberSecurity degree provides exposure to a broad cross-section of computer and network security topics. It includes hands-on experience using the tools and methods used for configuring business systems to protect them from computer malware and other types of cyber attacks. In-depth analysis and hands-on exploration of advanced tools and topics relating to computer forensics and computer hacking are also a major part of the program.

The program also provides students with the opportunity to prepare for numerous highly regarded industry certifications from industry leaders Cisco, Microsoft, and CompTIA. These include certification prep classes on Windows server and client operating systems; Cisco routers; and CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, and CyberSecurity Analyst+. These certifications provide students with an additional way to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to potential employers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that this field will be one of the fastest growing occupations during the coming decade. Job prospects in this field are excellent, especially since these jobs are less likely to be outsources than many other computer jobs.

For further information (including salary projections) from the US Department of Labor, go to: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151122.htm

General Education Requirements: 15 credit hours


Total Required Hours: 61 credit hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.

Fourth Semester


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson

Program Coordinator

Program Advisor

Name: Audrey Finkel

Name: Stan Pieklo

Name: Stan Pieklo

E-mail: afinkel@jjc.edu

E-mail: spieklo@jjc.edu

E-mail: spieklo@jjc.edu

Phone: 815-280-6741       

Phone: 815-280-2310

Phone: 815-280-2310

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