Cybersecurity

Learn the skills needed to protect organizations from cyber threats.

Earn your Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree and an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) in Cybersecurity at Bates Technical College. Learn information technology practices, and processes to protect and defend computers, programs, networks and databases from unauthorized access and attacks. The goal of the program is to deliver a deep technical foundation in cybersecurity and general education coursework for employment in high demand. The program prepares graduates for employment or to transfer to Bachelor of Applied Science programs.

Contact Information:

Bob Traufler, Career Advisor

Central / Mohler Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

Program Affiliations:

More about the program:

Build foundational IT skills with focus on network security. Prepare for a career to assess the security needs of computer and network systems. Investigate deviations from acceptable configurations, identify computer and network security vulnerabilities, solve problems, make decisions to recommend the appropriate defensive countermeasures. Implement adequate measures to reduce risks to a level conferring to compliance regulations. Graduates build skills in problem-solving, attention to detail, communication, and teamwork. 

Note:  Students must possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program.

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Cybersecurity
  • Associate of Applied Science Transfer: Cybersecurity
  • Certificate of Competency: Network System Support
  • Certificate of Training: Computer Support
  • CIP Code 11.1003

Program Lengths:

  • AAS, AAST degree program length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 3 Quarters
  • Certificate of Training: 2 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Joseph Kauer

253.680.7066

jkauer@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    The Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science (AAS) prepares its graduates for a rapidly changing and in-demand field of information technology security. This six-quarter program provides a solid foundation on information technology administration and seamlessly integrates the principles and ethical standards expected of cybersecurity professionals. Students are trained in the fields of Security +, CySA+, N|DE, Linux, Cisco, and E|HE.  Students explore system hardware, software, networking, cisco devices, and virtualization.

    Embedded certificates focus on skills sought by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (E-Council) exams. Students can prepare themselves for industry certifications as well as internship opportunities through exclusive corporate and public partnerships with the program.

    Courses are mostly delivered via hybrid (part onsite, part online) and online modalities. Students participate in hands-on learning through coursework and in a state-of-the-art cyber lab while on campus as well as engage in digital learning activities. Students will be responsible for either having their own laptop or checking one out from the college. They will need access to the Internet and to purchase 8GB+ USB, books, and Testout access.

    Cybersecurity AAS (95 Credits)

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CCNT130Server Administration4
    CCNT140Cisco Networking Fundamentals4
    CCNT160Cisco Routing & Switching4
    CYBR110Ethical Hacking Essentials5
    CYBR111Cybersecurity OS Fundamentals4
    CYBR201Information Security I5
    CYBR202Information Security II5
    CYBR209Network Defense Essentials5
    CYBR210Intro to Python for Cybersecurity4
    CYBR212Cybersecurity Analyst I5
    CYBR213Cybersecurity Analyst II5
    CYBR214SQL Database Fundamentals4
    CYBR290Independent Project4
    INFO102IT Applications4
    INFO104IT Systems I5
    INFO105IT Systems II5
    INFO116Modern Desktop Support I4
    INFO118Cloud & Virtualization Technologies4

    General Education Requirements (15 Credits)

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL175Professional Writing5
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH171Technical Math5
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Choose 5 credits in each of the following categories:

    • 5 credits in Communications
    • 5 credits in Quantitative
    • 5 credits total in Humanities/Natural Science/Social Science
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CMST152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5
    HIST101A History of Science and Technology5
    HIST&146United States History I5
    HIST&147United States History II5
    HIST&148United States History III5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BUS&101Introduction to Business5
    BUS&201Business Law5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    ECON&202Macroeconomics5
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5
  • Description:

    EPC: 506

    The Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science-Transfer (AAS) balances preparation for direct employment and transfer to a bachelor of applied science (BAS) program in select colleges. This six-quarter program provides a solid foundation on information technology administration, integrates the principles and ethical standards expected of cybersecurity professionals, and requires a purposefully selected amount of general education courses to meet transfer requirements. The technical core of the program trains students in the fields of Security +, CySA+, N|DE, Linux, Cisco, and E|HE. Students explore system hardware, software, networking, cisco devices, and virtualization.

    Embedded certificates focus on skills sought by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (E-Council) exams. Students can prepare themselves for industry certifications as well as internship opportunities through exclusive corporate and public partnerships with the program.

    Courses are mostly delivered via hybrid (part onsite, part online) and online modalities. Students participate in hands-on learning through coursework and in a state-of-the-art cyber lab while on campus as well as engage in digital learning activities. Students will be responsible for either having their own laptop or checking one out from the college. They will need access to the Internet and to purchase 8GB+ USB, books, and Testout access.

    Cybersecurity AAS-T differs from its Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science (AAS) counterpart in the number and focus of technical core courses as well as the number of general education credits required to earn each credential. Consult with your advisor to determine the best option given your career and academic goals. 

    Cybersecurity AAS-T (105 Credits)

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CCNT130Server Administration4
    CCNT140Cisco Networking Fundamentals4
    CCNT160Cisco Routing & Switching4
    CYBR110Ethical Hacking Essentials5
    CYBR111Cybersecurity OS Fundamentals4
    CYBR201Information Security I5
    CYBR202Information Security II5
    CYBR209Network Defense Essentials5
    CYBR210Intro to Python for Cybersecurity4
    CYBR212Cybersecurity Analyst I5
    CYBR213Cybersecurity Analyst II5
    CYBR214SQL Database Fundamentals4
    CYBR290Independent Project4
    INFO102IT Applications4
    INFO104IT Systems I5
    INFO105IT Systems II5
    INFO116Modern Desktop Support I4
    INFO118Cloud & Virtualization Technologies4

    General Education Requirements (25 Credits)

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Choose 25 credits in each of the following categories:

    • 10 credits in Communications
    • 5 credits in Quantitative
    • 10 credits total in Humanities/Natural Science/Social Science
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5
    HIST&146United States History I5
    HIST&146United States History I5
    HIST&147United States History II5
    HIST&148United States History III5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BUS&101Introduction to Business5
    BUS&201Business Law5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    ECON&202Macroeconomics5
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5
  • Description:

    EPC:506

    The Cybersecurity Network System Support Certificate of Competency (CoC) is a four-quarter program. It provides a foundation on information technology (IT) and administration with an introduction to the world of cybersecurity. Students explore system hardware, software, networking, cisco devices, and virtualization. They examine core principles of information security. The course focuses on skills and knowledge sought by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and the International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (E-Council) exams. Students A+, Cisco, Windows Administration, Linux, Security+, and E|HE.

    Enrollments are in the fall and spring quarters. This program offers hybrid (part onsite, part online) and online courses. Refer to individual courses for detailed descriptions. Students need a laptop, Internet access, 8GB+ USB, books, Testout Access, and an EC-Council Voucher purchase. 

     

    Network System Support CoC (68 Credits)

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CCNT130Server Administration4
    CCNT140Cisco Networking Fundamentals4
    CCNT160Cisco Routing & Switching4
    CYBR110Ethical Hacking Essentials5
    CYBR111Cybersecurity OS Fundamentals4
    CYBR201Information Security I5
    CYBR202Information Security II5
    INFO102IT Applications4
    INFO104IT Systems I5
    INFO105IT Systems II5
    INFO116Modern Desktop Support I4
    INFO118Cloud & Virtualization Technologies4

    General Education Requirements (15 Credits)

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    ENGL175Professional Writing5
    ENGL&101English Composition I5
    ENGL&235Technical Writing5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    MATH171Technical Math5
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&107Math in Society5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5
    MATH&153Calculus III5

    Choose 5 credits each in the following categories:

    • Communications
    • Quantitative
    • Humanities/Natural Science/Social Science
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CMST152Intercultural Communication5
    CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
    CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
    CMST&220Public Speaking5
    CMST&230Small Group Communications5
    HIST101A History of Science and Technology5
    HIST&146United States History I5
    HIST&147United States History II5
    HIST&147United States History II5
    HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BIOL&160General Biology5
    BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
    BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
    BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
    BIOL&260Microbiology5
    CHEM&121General Chemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
    NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
    PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
    PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
    PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
    PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5
    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    BUS&101Introduction to Business5
    BUS&201Business Law5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    ECON&202Macroeconomics5
    POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
    PSYC&100General Psychology5
    PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
    SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5
  • Description:

    EPC:506

    The Cybersecurity Computer Support Certificate of Training (CoT) provides a foundation for Information Technology Helpdesk functionality and processes.  Students explore system hardware, software, networking, virtualization, and the Linux operating system. Courses focus on skills and knowledge sought by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) exam.

    Computer Support Certificate of Training (26 Credits)

    Technical Core (26 Credits)

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CYBR111Cybersecurity OS Fundamentals4
    INFO102IT Applications4
    INFO104IT Systems I5
    INFO105IT Systems II5
    INFO116Modern Desktop Support I4
    INFO118Cloud & Virtualization Technologies4

No eligibility requirements have been provided.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $88,550
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 32,300

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

Program Outcomes

  • Well prepared to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.
  • Key members of an organization’s disaster recovery plan, a procedure that information technology employees follow in case of emergency. These plans allow for the continued operation of an organization’s Information Technology department. The recovery plan includes preventive measures such as regularly copying and transferring data to an offsite location. It also involves plans to restore proper information technology functioning after a disaster.
  • Up to date on information technology security and on the latest methods attackers are using to infiltrate computer systems.
  • The Project Ares education platform provides a hands-on lab environment of realistic network environments to support classroom learning. Through a game-like interface and immersive cyber realism, students practice skills that will transfer directly to the workplace.

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