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Cyber Systems

The UAFS cyber systems program offers college-level courses that teach high school students foundational skills in cyber systems and computer science. These courses also support the degree requirements for certificate programs or a bachelor's degree or minor in information technology.


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Below is a sample of the course sequence of high school students.

Year Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 CS1093 Computer Science and Information Science Concepts CS 1014 Foundations of Programming I
Year 2 CS1024 Foundations of Programming II CS1044 Foundations of Networking
Year 3 CS1033 Foundations of Operating Systems CS2013 Data Base Systems I

Bachelor of Science in information technology

Students in grades 10–12 at any partner school that meets the admissions qualifications can sign up to take cyber systems classes.

Students will need to have at least a 2.0 GPA and meet minimum test score requirements as listed below:

  • ACT of 17 in English, Math, AND Reading
Students will also need to have a Math ACT score of 23 or have completed College Algebra by the time they get to the second year of the program. Check with your counselor for additional information.

Alma High School
Fort Smith Future School
Greenwood High School
Northside High School

Van Buren High School (second year)

In addition to the college curriculum, students are connected with industry partners through the program. Students will have the opportunity to network with business people currently working in a professional position, talk with a mentor about what their company can offer, explore skills needed in a workforce, and tour places of business in our region. The following companies are industry partners with our programs:

  • ABB/Baldor Electric Company
  • ArcBest
  • Arvest
  • Arkansas Air National Guard 188th Wing
  • Arkansas Army National Guard
  • Hickory Springs Manufacturing
  • Pernod-Ricard
  • Trane Custom Commercial
  • Walmart Technology Services (Corporate)
  • Weldon, William, and Lick Inc.

If you are interested in applying, check the Admissions page for more information.

Students completing the cyber systems program also may be interested in completing additional general education concurrent credit through the UAFS Smart Start Program.