Applied Cybersecurity

An international, vendor-neutral certification that demonstrates competency in:
  • Network Security

  • Compliance and Operational Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

  • Application, Data and Host Security

  • Access Control and Identify Management

Make your career in the growing Cybersecurity industry

New COHORT coming Fall 2019

Applied CyberSecurity prepares students for employment and/or specialized  training in the Information Technology (IT) industry. This program of study focuses on broad, transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of security and networking technologies. Applied CyberSecurity is a post-secondary offering. Post-secondary students must complete 750 hours in order to complete the program.

Security+ is government approved

CompTIA Security+ meets the ISO 17024 standard and is approved by U.S. Department of Defense to fulfill Directive 8570.01-M requirements. It is compliant with government regulations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). 


Security+ is globally recognized

CompTIA Security+ is a globally recognized credential with certified professionals working in over 147 countries throughout the world.


Security+ provides substantial earnings potential 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Security Specialists, Administrators and Managers earn over $86,000 per year.


Security+ is industry supported

Security+ is developed and maintained by leading IT experts. Content for the exams stems from a combination of industry-wide survey feedback and contributions from our team of subject matter experts. Learn more about the people behind the CompTIA Security+ Advisory Committee.

Fees and Tuition
Applied Cybersecurity

OCP: A / Course: CTS0018

Title: Cybersecurity Associate

Length: 600 hours


OCP: B / Course: CTS0019

Title: Information Security Manager

Length: 150 hours




OCP: B / Course: CTS0085

Title: Web Security Specialist

Length: 150 hours

Estimated Program Costs:


Total Tuition & Fee Detail


$2,190.00 - Applied Cybersecurity

Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 750 hours)

$700.00 - Lab Fees (Per Semester)

$50.00 - Registration Fees

$3,440.00 Tuition Fees Total for program

Textbook Estimated Cost:

$37.00 (Full Textbook listing in front office)

Dave Bricker

CyberSecurity Instructor


CyberSecurity Instructor

Advisory Council Members

  • Randall Brazelton             Evolve - Tyonek Native Corporation

  • Rich Pruitt                          Dynamic Software Solutions

  • Dustin Keith                       OCSD Information Systems

  • Barry Boutwell                   Telaforce

  • John DiGiacomo                SBDC

  • Robert Foster                    Venture Hive

Director:  Kelly Hayes

Assistant Director: Jon Williams

Assistant Director: Scott Huerkamp

Phone: 850-833-3500

Fax: 850-833-3466

1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Main Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday: 7am - 2pm