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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

  • Design routing and switching environment for a business context
  • Explain the configuration of a virtualized environment and its integration of a storage area network
  • Explain the significance of database design for data retrieval and decision making in a commercial setting
  • Describe the role that scripting performs in the administration of a computing environment at the corporate level
  • Develop enterprise level disaster recovery plan

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 Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity. 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
CYBR 350
Risk Management
5
CYBR 410
Encryption
5
PSYC 333
Motivation
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST 430
Organizational Communication
5
CYBR 320
Ethical Hacking
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
BIOL 107
Dinosaur Paleontology
5
GEOL& 100
Survey of Earth Science
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST 320
Professional Communication
5
CYBR 330
Endpoint Security
5
Choose 1 course from:
MATH 300
Mathematical Modeling for Applied Science
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MATH& 141
Precalculus I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CYBR 430
Cyber Security Policies and Framework
5
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
PHIL 330
Professional Ethics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BMGT 342
Project Management
5
CYBR 440
Security and Compliance
5
CYBR 470
Identity Management
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
CYBR 475
Capstone Internship
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 210
Interpersonal Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
Total Credits
 
15

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    14,776
  • Non-Resident

    $
    18,498
  • International

    $
    40,880
  • Books

    $
    1,347
  • Course Fees

    $
    38
  • 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