CY12 Cybersecurity, Diploma

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 46

Program Description

The Cybersecurity program provides students with hands on and technical training in the concepts, principles, and techniques required to successfully prevent and/or mitigate security issues on computing devices in a networked environment. Students will learn best practices for the design of secure modern networks as well as how to secure existing computing devices and networks. Students will learn about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools. Both security theory and hands on practice are stressed.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements.


All pre-requisite courses must be completed with at least a C grade.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in computer information systems, all CIST courses must be taken five years prior to graduation. Courses older than five years must be retaken. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Christopher Hope, M.S., Program Coordinator


Phone: (770) 412-5702


Program Courses

First Term

COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1401Computer Networking Fundamentals


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


CIST 1601Information Security Fund



Second Term

CIST 1122Hardware Installation and Maintenance


CIST 2451Introduction to Networks - CISCO


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


CIST 2601Implementing Operating Systems Security


CIST Networking Elective (4)

Third Term

CIST 2602Network Security


EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development


CIST 2612Computer Forensics


CIST Networking Elective (4)


Note: Students are required to meet with their advisor for approval of occupational electives.