Applied Cybersecurity

NEW Starting August 12, 2024 for Adult and Dual Enrollment Students

Hours & Location

Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 4 PM

750 Hours / 24 weeks

Class Schedule

August 12, 2024-January 30, 2025


FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine)


Tuition and lab fees TBA

Applied Cybersecurity Program Costs TBA

Testing Requirements

Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS)
Reading: 239
Math: 236

High School Diploma or GED required

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Fill the public and private companies demand to address internet security concerns in today’s world and position yourself in a career with possible advancement opportunities

Learn to identify security threats, protect and defend digital spaces, computer environments, networks, protect sensitive information and prepare for nationally recognized security industry certifications


Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications and further education

Average Salary

$100,940 mean wage /year

With the increasing importance of cybersecurity in today’s digital world, the demand for skilled professionals continues to grow with career opportunities across various industries.

Cybersecurity Companies in our Area

  • Colden Company Inc., St. Augustine
  • Lannan Technologies, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • TEKRiSQ INC, Ponte Vedra Beach
  • Quadrant Information Security, Jacksonville
  • NetTech Consultants Inc, Jacksonville
  • Bluefin Technology Group, Jacksonville
  • The VeriCom Group, Jacksonville
  • Axiom, Jacksonville
  • Digital Forensics, Jacksonville
  • LeaderQuest, Jacksonville
  • Amerinfosec, Jacksonville
  • OnDefend Services, LLC, Jacksonville
  • Scarlett Cybersecurity, Jacksonville
  • First Coast IT, Jacksonville



  • Demonstrate proficiency in cybersecurity risk mitigation
  • Create a risk management framework
  • Demonstrate proficiency in creating a corporate security policy
  • Describe best practices and demonstrate proficiency in addressing process risks
  • Create an organized mitigation table that identifies physical security risks, potential impact and actions required to mitigate the risk
  • Demonstrate proficiency in cybersecurity disaster recovery planning and contingency business planning
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the essential elements of forensic analysis and activiities performed in each phase
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A CTS0018 Cybersecurity Associate 600
B CTS0089 Information Security Manager 150


Industry Certifications


  • Information Security Manager
  • Network Security Technician
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Administrators
  • Web Security Specialist
  • IT Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Cloud Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator


Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the industry.

Completion Rate*

Based upon the 2022 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report CPL data is pulled from 2020 – 2021.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

Name: Donna Richardson
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (904) 547-3470

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?

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