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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is all about protecting information and solving complex problems.

As technology continues to advance and proliferate in today's economy, so too has the need to defend it. Spokane Falls Community College offers a pair of programs designed to help you build technical skills and gain theoretical knowledge that directly applies to real-world problems companies are facing today.

SFCC offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in cybersecurity, a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in information technology with an emphasis in cybersecurity, as well as stackable one-quarter certificates in cybersecurity.

After applying for admission to SFCC, the next step for admission into the BAS program is to complete the BAS application. Please see the link below for the application, and reach to our Curriculum Advisor if you have questions.

SFCC is a MESA College

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
IS 101
Planning for Information Technology Students
1
IS 102
IS and Cybersecurity Careers
2
IS 103
Information Technology Fundamentals
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
Total Credits
 
18
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CS 223
Programming for IT
5
IS 125
Linux Fundamentals
5
IS 165
Networking Fundamentals
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 132
Computer Ethics and Law
5
IS 222
Secure Cloud Computing
5
IS 244
Network Security I
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 141
Cyber Defender 1
5
IS 245
Network Security II
5
IS 288
Cooperative Education Work Experience (No Seminar)
2
Total Credits
 
12
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
IS 234
Computer Forensics
5
IS 241
Cyber Defender 2
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
BOT 112
Survey of the Plant Kingdom
5
CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts w/Lab
5
ENVS& 101
Intro to Environmental Science
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 235
Technical Writing
5
IS 243
Malware Analysis and Exploitation
10
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.

For an up-to-date list of all classes that satisfy the requirements for your degree or certificate, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,391
  • Non-Resident

    $
    12,435
  • International

    $
    22,399
  • Max. Books

    $
    942
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    77
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Kaila Inbody
    Kaila Inbody
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Kaila.Inbody@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Rick Dubois
    Rick Dubois
    Computer Science
    B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Rick.Dubois@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3246
  • Brady Nielsen
    Brady Nielsen
    Computer Science
    B.A., M.B.A., Gonzaga University; Additional studies, Regis University
    Brady.Nielsen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3434

After applying for admission to SFCC, the next step for admission into the BAS program is to complete the BAS application. Please see the link below for the application, and reach to our Curriculum Advisor if you have questions.

  • Ideal candidates will already have an AA or AAS degree and are looking to advance their career with a bachelor's degree.

  • Don't have a degree, but lots of job experience in the field? Take a look at our Prior Learning Assessment program that offers credit for your industry, military and personal experience. For more information about PLA, please contact SFCC.BAS@sfcc.spokane.edu

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Kaila Inbody

Pathways Specialist
Kaila.Inbody@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150