Applied Cybersecurity

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Program Description

This program teaches students the foundational skills necessary to excel in various areas of cybersecurity, including computer and network security, security vulnerabilities, attack mechanisms and techniques, and intrusion detection and prevention. Specialized courses focus on database security, planning and analysis, software, and web security. To learn more about our applied cybersecurity program, please schedule an appointment with Kim Dunn, our Career Specialist / Admissions Advisor.



EC-Council Network Defense Essentials, EC-Council Ethical Hacking Essentials, EC-Council Digital Forensics Essentials, EC-Council  Certified Cyber Technician, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, EC-Council Certified Network Defender


College Credit Award

Program completers may receive articulated credit toward an aligned certificate, A.A.S. or A.S. degree program at participating institutions in the Tampa Bay Career Pathways Consortium. Details may be obtained from the Admissions Advisor/Career Specialist and/or School Counselor.


Career Information

Possible careers after two years of post-secondary and/or on-the-job training:  Cybersecurity support, help desk technician, web administrator, data security technician, computer security technician, network security technician

Possible careers after a four-year university degree:  Information security analyst, security management specialist, computer and information systems manager


Basic Skills Exit Requirements

Computations (Mathematics) 9              Communications (Reading and Language Arts) 9

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog and/or obtained from the Administration Office.



Business attire typical of this trade is recommended and will consist of long pants, shirts with collars, and closed toe shoes.  Clothing will be in compliance with Pasco County Schools dress code and will be strictly enforced.


Tools and Supplies

Tools and supplies are included in the program fees and will be distributed to students after the first week of school.


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Program Instructor

Program Instructor

Barbara Michels, Instructor

Associates in Applied Science, Computer Forensics

ITT Technical Institute

10+ years in field experience

Building 5, Room 05-020



Kim Dunn, Admissions Advisor


Schedule an appointment today


Stacie Reinhart, Career Placement Coordinator