The Associate of Science (AS) in Cybersecurity Engineering (CYSE) is designed for students who plan to transfer directly to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate or higher degree in the cybersecurity engineering discipline.
This overall CYSE program is focused on the cyber security engineering of integrated cyber-physical systems as a way to safeguard existing systems and build new resilient ones. The AS in CYSE degree provides a foundation in cyber security engineering and is most appropriate for students with a strong mathematics and science background.
Why is this important? Become a cyber superhero. Technology and the sustained flow of information now touch every part of our daily lives. Attacks on our interconnected financial networks, utility systems, and lines of communication, if successful, can be crippling to the pulse of organized society. Industry and Government concerns about the global threat of cyber-terrorism upon these systems led to the formation of a transfer pathway from this community college to advanced cybersecurity engineering programs. Industry and Government are demanding talent/skills in this discipline.
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With proper selection of program electives, program directly transfers to the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering at George Mason University. Many courses can transfer to computer engineering programs at other universities and colleges.
The associate of arts and sciences (AA&S) and associate of science (AS) degrees are designed to provide freshman and sophomore level course work toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree. These programs require students to take essentially the same courses as required by their four-year college or university counterparts.
To help facilitate the transfer process, LFCC has created an online Transfer Guide that provides detailed information such as tuition, GPA, application requirements, course equivalents, and other information that may be useful in the transfer process.
The Virginia Community College System also offers a Transfer Planning Tool through the Virginia Education Wizard.
LFCC offers many services and programs to assist transfer students. Students are encouraged to seek the assistance of an advisor to gain additional information to plan a successful transfer experience.