Areas of Study - Degrees & Certificates > Bachelor Degree Programs > Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) Program in Cybersecurity
The Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity will prepare students for successful careers in the field of Information Technology. Coursework will include a balance between theoretical and technical competencies associated with the IT profession to prepare graduates for a number of demands placed on IT professionals, namely cybersecurity.
The degree is designed to educate and train students with relevant technical knowledge of IT practices in cybersecurity to provide solutions for real-world problems, as well as to provide technical support for computer-based information systems. Technology-oriented coursework, with an emphasis on hands-on training of those technologies, will form the major requirements for this program. The program’s objectives will offer academic development in a number of ways and will include required capstone and portfolio courses that will enhance the educational experience and employment potential for students. The program will also include professional components to develop skills in communication, work ethics, flexibility/adaptability and group work. Students graduating from the program will be prepared to enter the private sector, Government sector as well as continue their education in a graduate program.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze network traffic and identify threats and attack
- Construct and implement mitigation and counter techniques
- Deploy sniffing, evasion and penetration testing techniques
- Recognize cybersecurity technologies and policies that can effectively counter cyber- attacks at the enterprise, national, and international levels
- Define a disaster recovery plan to respond to a system intrusion or attack
- Apply team performance techniques for comprehensive network security analysis and solution development.
Industry Certifications Preparation
Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge to pass several industry certification exams. These certifications include:
- Cisco CCNA
- CompTIA Network+
- CompTIA Security +
- CompTIA Security Practitioner
- CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA +)
- EC-Council Ethical Hacking
- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
Policies and Procedures
All policies and procedures outlined in the following sections of the catalog will apply to the student, except where specified by the BAT program.
Admission Requirements for BAT
Completed Lone Star College Application for Admission/Readmission, transcripts, forms, and satisfaction of the general institutional admission requirements.
Demonstrate College-Level Readiness (TSI Compliance)
- Completion of Associate of Applied Science with a transcript notating college readiness in reading, writing and mathematics or the equivalent in Cybersecurity, AAS. Additional related programs to be reviewed/approved by program coordinator.
Transfer Credit - including review of applicable LSC AAS credit
- Regular Acceptance
- Cumulative GPA of 2.25 or better in prior college level coursework.
- Provisional Acceptance
- Cumulative GPA of 2.00 to 2.25 in prior college level coursework.
Admission Decision Appeals
- Exceptions of extenuating circumstances may be petitioned in writing, include supporting documentation, for consideration by the Executive Dean for Baccalaureate Programs.
Admission to the Bachelor of Applied Technology program will be rolling with Fall starts and limited enrollment. As a result, not all students who meet the minimum requirements stated above may be admitted into this program.
As space permits and with the permission of the program coordinator, qualified students who do not meet the admission requirements noted above, may take up to six hours of upper division coursework.
Lone Star College will accept and apply to the degree program Core Curriculum courses, Field of Study courses, and WECM Technical Specialty Courses as part of the lower division coursework of the baccalaureate degree.
Students wishing to apply other previously earned credit to this degree must submit requests for substitutions within the first semester of being enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Technology program.
Requirements for BAT Degree Completion
Credit Hours in Residence
- Satisfactory completion of a minimum 120 semester credit hours of transferable baccalaureate level education credits, of which at least 60 must be completed at Lone Star College.
- Developmental or other non-credit coursework does not apply toward graduation requirements.
- Completion of at least 30 credit hours in 3000 level courses or higher of which at least 24 must be completed at Lone Star College.
General Education Core Curriculum
- Completion of the General Education Core Curriculum (42 credit hours).
- Completion of all advanced-level (3000 or higher) coursework with a minimum average of “C” (2.0 GPA, based on a 4.0 scale).
- Completion of all program of study requirements with a minimum average of “C” (2.0 GPA, based on a 4.0 scale).
- Pay all debts to the College prior to graduation.
By completing the program, students will earn one award:
- Cybersecurity, BAT