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This elective offers students the fundamental principles of identifying security risks and implementing security controls.  Completion of this course will also help students progress toward a career in IT security administration or other IT specialized fields.  The content of this course includes:  the essentials of network security, compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; application, data, and host security; access control; and cryptography.  Additionally, students will learn through hands-on experiences and practical scenarios.  The course content will prepare students to sit for the CompTIA Security + certification. 


This program requires students to complete IT Networking Academy I & II or AP Computer Science or concurrent enrollment.  Students who have completed IT Networking Academy I & II will automatically placed into Cybersecurity as IT Networking Academy III students.

Planning Information

This elective is a one year program.

The number of periods required in a student's schedule to complete this program is as follows:

2 periods

Contact Information 

For more information, please contact Ms. Mary Thompson.