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Program Overview

Cybersecurity has become one of the most in-demand fields nowadays. Companies need skilled cybersecurity specialists to protect their information and assets. MDC’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity equips students with the cutting-edge knowledge, hands-on skills and industry certifications to meet the increasing workforce demands of South Florida employers and beyond.

The program was built following the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education framework and the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education knowledge units sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

The program also combines input from experts in cybersecurity and hands-on training with real attack at the College’s state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Center of the Americas.

Quick Facts

  • High Employment Rate

    According to the Cybersecurity Workforce study, there is a global shortage of roughly 4 million cybersecurity professionals. Florida and the nation as a whole are experiencing a shortage in tech talent in all areas of technology.

  • High Salary

    The median salary for a Security Analyst in South Florida is $89,754 according to Burning Glass

  • Preparation for Certification Exam

    The curriculum includes preparation for these certifications: Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Security Manager, GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst, GIAC Network Forensic Analyst

  • Valuable Work Skills for Today's Workplace

    The program’s comprehensive curriculum includes coursework in ethical hacking, information security management, network defense, penetration testing, computer forensics, risk management and ethics in cybersecurity

  • Community and Corporate Partnerships

    The program was built with input from experts in cybersecurity and hands-on training with real attack at the College’s state-of-the-art Cybersecurity Center of the Americas

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Program Details

The program’s comprehensive curriculum includes coursework in ethical hacking, information security management, network defense, penetration testing, computer forensics, risk management and ethics in cybersecurity. This compilation coupled with general education courses will provide you with the critical thinking, and analytical and technical skills needed to execute security measures to protect an organization from the growing threats of infiltrations and cyberattacks.

Areas of Study Include:

  • Network Defense
  • Penetration Testing
  • Computer and Network Forensics
  • Risk Management
  • Ethics in Cybersecurity

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