Program Content: This program offers a sequence of courses that provide skills needed to prepare for further education and cybersecurity-related careers. The structure is intended to prepare students for CompTIA’s Security+ certification and learn additional skills/knowledge that leads to other network security industry certifications. Training includes but is not limited to computer and network security, security vulnerabilities, attack mechanisms and techniques, intrusion detection and prevention, cryptographic systems, system hardening, risk identification, incident response, penetration testing, key management, access control, and recovery.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions.
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/.
Length of Program: 750 Hours – approximately 6 months to complete
Industry Certifications: Program graduates are prepared to acquire CompTIA’s Security+ certification and learn additional skills/knowledge that leads to other network security industry certifications.
Download State of Florida Frameworks: Applied Cybersecurity
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Applied Cybersecurity 20-21
Possible Careers and Outlook:
15-1122.00 Information Security Analysts
Estimated Total: $3,300
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at point of sale.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email