Cybersecurity Concentration (9247)

The Cybersecurity Concentration focuses on designing, implementing and maintaining defensive and offensive strategies in the cybersecurity area of knowledge. Founded on Lakeland’s extensive history in networking, infrastructure security, information technology and computer science, instruction included in the emphasis helps prepare students and professionals for several industry certifications such as CompTIA, Cisco, and RedHat. In addition to employment opportunities, students have the option to continue their education beyond the two-year associate degree program by enrolling in four-year bachelor’s degree programs at local universities.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BUSM 1300 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science 3
ITON 1205 Network+ and Networking Essentials 2
1st 8 Weeks
CNET 1100 Cisco Networking Technology I 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BUSM 2000 Principles of Management 3
ITCS 1010 Programming Logic 3
ITON 1310 Cloud Computing 3
ITIS 1355 Security+ and Security Essentials 3
ITON 1748 Linux Administration I 3
MATH 1600 Survey of College Mathematics 3
 Credit Hours18
Third Semester
BUSM 2400 Business Communication 3
CRMJ 1110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
ITIS 1360 Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 3
ITIS 2015 Information Technology Project Management 3
ITON 1735 Cisco Cyber Operations 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
CNET 2720 Cisco Network Security: Managing Security 3
ITCS 1870 Python Programming I 3
ITIS 2355 Security Investigation and Penetration Studies 3
ITIS 2890 Information Technology and Computer Science Capstone 2
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
Select courses(s) from the Natural Sciences Electives list 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours65

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).


Students planning to transfer to a four-year college should take a sequence of math as advised by their counselor.

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.


Course Title Credit Hours
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3
Natural Sciences
CHEM 1050Chemistry in the Everyday World3
PSCI 1300Earth Science3
PSCI 1400Introduction to Meteorology3
Any other Natural Sciences course included in the Ohio Transfer 36