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Quick Facts

  • Program: Information Technology
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Campus: All Campuses

Cybersecurity professionals plan and implement security measures to safeguard critical information and computer networks.

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Our Program

Why choose Cybersecurity?

  • Enter a growing field: Demand for information security analysts is growing as data breaches are becoming more frequent
  • Have a choice in where you work because organizations in almost every sector need information security professionals
  • Be a technology detective & analyze data protection through different lenses, for example, as hackers, consumers, employees, law enforcement, or lawyers

What you will do at work

  • Implement security best practices
  • Detect intrusions to computer system.
  • Be proactive in addressing hacking attempts with defensive countermeasures
  • Manage security crises
  • Understand cyber law & ethics issues

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

  • Being a lifelong learner will help you advance in your career because you will always need to:
    • Stay current with the latest methods attackers use to compromise computer systems
    • Research new security technologies to determine which are the most effective protection for your organization
  • Information security professionals have to be on call outside of normal business hours in case of emergencies.
  • Many employers prefer to hire candidates with information security certifications.
  • 3 skills or work style traits that will help you succeed in this field:
    • Analytical thinking
    • Flexibility
    • Integrity

Need a boost to get ready for college?

Talk to your advisor about Developmental Studies if your TSI scores say you need some help in math or reading and writing.

Degrees & Certificates



Level 1

Level 2

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Information Technology-Cybersecurity 60 $3,840
CRT1 Cybersecurity Specialist 27 $1,728
CRT2 Ethical Hacking 47 $3,008


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Northeast Campus

Betty Dalton
Department Co-Chair

Call 817-515-6514


Northeast Campus

Carol Merchant
Department Co-Chair

Call 817-515-6660


Northwest Campus

Richard Sellers
Instructor & Department Chair

Call 817-515-7752


South Campus

Michael A. Jackson
Assistant Professor & Department Chair

Call 817-515-4578


Southeast Campus

James Chegwidden
Associate Professor & Department Chair

Call 817-515-3363


Trinity River Campus

Tyson McMillan, Ph.D.
Chair of Computer Science & Business

Call 817-515-1131


Updated September 07, 2021