COURSE CODE: 6304

Cybersecurity Operations

SCED Code: 10302
Virginia Extended Description: II
Suggested Grade Level: 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: FBLA
Non-Traditional?: F

Cybersecurity Operations is designed to teach computer and network administration and security. Students learn cybersecurity concepts, including the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks. Cybersecurity is defined as the steps and processes taken to protect networks, devices, programs, and data from unauthorized access that can result in theft or damage. Students learn to establish, implement, and maintain security networks. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Keyboarding course(s) or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills and Cybersecurity Fundamentals.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Internet Entrepreneur
  • Maintenance Technician
Network Systems
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer and Information Systems Administrator
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Programming and Software Development
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Software Applications Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Systems Analyst

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Network Systems and Data Communication Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Production, Planning, Expediting Clerk
  • Project Manager
  • Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard Stock Clerk
  • Technical Writer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
  • Transportation Manager

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