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Cybersecurity

Spokane Falls Community College offers an Associates of Applied Science degree in Information Technology. Are you a technology buff? Are you always looking at the latest, greatest products to hit the market? Do you enjoy learning and problem solving? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might make a great information technology professional.

Our Associates in Applied Science degree is designed for students interested in areas such as systems security analysis, countermeasures, cloud-based computing and systems, and platforms and network technologies.

Throughout your academic journey, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in local cyber competitions, engage in the Public Infrastructure security Cyber Education Systems (PISCES), and apply for internships with regional industry partners.

New students can begin this course of study in either the Fall or Winter quarter. Our winter quarter start is an online-only start. All classes a mixture of theoretical perspectives and hands-on experience with the latest technology.

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.

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).

Do you know a high school student who is interested in learning more about Cybersecurity? Check out our new GenCyber summer camp for 9th through 12th graders!

What You’ll Learn

  • Utilize computing concepts and functional elements
  • Evaluate fundamental networking concepts
  • Recommend standard security concepts
  • Make use of common data management technologies
  • Construct functional computer automation scripts

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements for the AAS degree in Information Technology – Cyber Operations Emphasis. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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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
IS 125
Linux Fundamentals
5
IS 132
Computer Ethics and Law
5
IS 165
Networking Fundamentals
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CS 223
Programming for IT
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

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,245
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,459
  • International

    $
    21,146
  • Books

    $
    1,465
  • Course Fees

    $
    334
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Laurel Batterson
    Laurel Batterson
    Program Coordinator
    Laurel.Batterson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3264
  • Rick Dubois
    Rick Dubois
    Computer Science
    B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Rick.Dubois@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3246
  • Mark Neufville
    Mark Neufville
    Computer Science
    Spokane Falls Community College, A.A.; Eastern Washington University, B.S.
    Mark.Neufville@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3434
  • David Vosen
    David Vosen
    Computer Science
    B.A., Carleton College; M.A., University of St. Thomas; Ph.D., Colorado Technical University
    David.Vosen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3796

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.

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115

Laurel Batterson

Program Coordinator Information Technology and Cybersecurity
Laurel.Batterson@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3264