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Associate of Applied Science Degree
Cybersecurity (345)
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

For more information on Cybersecurity, visit the Cybersecurity website.

The cybersecurity degree is designed for individuals who seek employment in cybersecurity related fields. The program is designed for those who are new in the cybersecurity field or seek skills improvement to a current IT skillset. The program meets the requirements for the NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence— Two Year designation.

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Cybersecurity Degree Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

Within three to five years after graduation, graduates of the Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity program at LFCC are expected to achieve the following:

1. Direct Job Placement in Cybersecurity Discipline

  • Graduates are gainfully employed in a cybersecurity role

2. Advanced Skills for Cybersecurity Positions of Higher Complexity and Career Growth

  • Graduates gain additional education for positions in high demand cybersecurity roles

3. Advanced Degree/Credential Attainment

  • Graduates can obtain the advanced degree so as to contribute positively to the community.

Cybersecurity Program Student Outcomes Criteria

Graduates of the program will have an ability to:

  1. Analyze a broadly-defined security problem and apply principles of cybersecurity to the design and implementation of solutions.
  2. Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in cybersecurity practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member of a team engaged in cybersecurity activities.

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.  

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

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Transfer Statement

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.

Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided here is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices

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