Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) offers two pathways to develop the skills and knowledge needed to embark on a successful career within the field of cybersecurity: 1) the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Cybersecurity and 2) the Cybersecurity Career Studies Certificate (CSC). The AAS degree program can be completed in two years with two primarily objectives for graduates: 1) transferring to four year bachelor degree programs or 2) choosing direct employment into the cybersecurity field. The CSC can be completed in one year and/or its courses can be transferred to the AAS degree program, if so chosen at a later time. The CSC is a separate path designed to add a skill set to students who may have a degree or to those who want an additional skill set.
The Cybersecurity instructors at Lord Fairfax Community College strive to incorporate into their classes the latest technologies and methods that a security defender must exercise to thwart attackers. They incorporate a wealth of knowledge through education and internship experiences in several facets of cybersecurity (penetration testing, secured software development, security policies, risk management, firewalls , digital forensics and cyber-law) which provide the students a diverse and solid foundation of which the student can pursue numerous opportunities in the field of cybersecurity.
Below are links to three key organizations for cybersecurity. Click on their logo to be redirect to their websites.