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Associate of Science Degree in Science: Cybersecurity Engineering Specialization

Associate of Science
Laurel Ridge Community College

This degree is designed for students that plan to transfer to a four year college and pursue a degree in cybersecurity engineering.


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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Cyber Security Engineering is concerned with the development of cyber-resilient systems which include the protection of physical as well as computer and network systems. It requires a proactive approach in engineering design of physical systems with cyber security incorporated from the beginning of system development.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

The program is focused on the cyber security engineering of integrated cyber-physical systems. This degree provides a foundation in cybersecurity engineering and is most appropriate for students with a strong mathematics and science background with a passion for keeping technology and data safe.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Laurel Ridge Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
Do More With Your Degree Technology and the sustained flow of information now touches every part of our daily lives. Attacks on our interconnected financial networks, utility systems, and lines of communication, can be crippling to the pulse of organized society. Industry and Government are demanding talent/skills in this discipline! Cybersecurity engineers protect your organization from serious cyber threats and attacks. Any company involved in critical infrastructure needs at least some cyber engineers who understand both the operational technology and the technology relevant to that organization.
Program Successes & Highlights Graduates may co-enroll at GMU while working on the degree though an articulation agreement or transfer upon graduation a bachelor program in cybersecurity engineering.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning https://lfcc.edu/credit-for-prior-learning/
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Laurel Ridge Community College
College Level Information
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College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Our classes feature up-to-date technology and course content to prepare you for a competitive job market; We also offer courses that will transfer to colleges all over Virginia and the nation.
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog placement is tied to semester start selected in the application.
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog placement is tied to semester start selected in the application.
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Where Can This Degree Transfer
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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11-9121.01Clinical Research CoordinatorsPlan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.Management Occupations
11-9121.00Natural Sciences ManagersPlan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.Management Occupations
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
11-9121.02Water Resource SpecialistsDesign or implement programs and strategies related to water resource issues such as supply, quality, and regulatory compliance issues.Management Occupations