Cyber Security

Cyber Security AAS Degree

The Cyber Security curriculum focuses on planning, implementing, and monitoring appropriate security controls to safeguard and protect computer networks and information.

This program provides students with the skills required to implement effective and comprehensive information security controls. Upon completion, students will be prepared for industry certifications such as CCNA Security, Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate, and CompTIA Security+.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level positions in industry, small business, education, service organizations, and government agencies.


The IT: Cyber Security degree program is a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. This designation requires that courses and faculty meet rigorous requirements set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Information Technology: Cyber Security AAS Degree – Course and Hour Requirements

Cyber Security Certificate

In addition to our AAS in Cyber Security, Pitt Community College offers a Cyber Security Certificate. Our Cyber Security Certificate program typically takes 4 semesters and 18 credit hours to complete.

Cyber Security Certificate Curriculum – Course and Hour Requirements

Career & College Promise High School Pathway

Pitt Community College allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in community college courses tuition-free based on the Career and College Promise program.

 IT Pathway: Cyber Security – Course and Hour Requirements

Salaries for an entry-level cybersecurity professional with an Associate’s Degree can range from $40,000-$70,000 yearly.

Students can pursue careers as:

Systems Security Specialist
Network Support Specialist
Information Security Analyst
Network Administrator

Workforce Development: Cybersecurity Workforce Development – National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies

PCC Career Services – Planning and support for PCC students and alumni.

All Pitt Community College students should consult with their advisors to determine which order courses must be taken. Courses include:

Data Integrity
Firewall Configuration
Information Security Policies
Intrusion Detection
Network Traffic Analysis
Python Programming
Routing and Switching
Wireless Networking
Co-Op Work Experience

Network Monitoring
Securing Networks
Ethical Hacking
Server Hardening
Business Continuity Planning
Project Management