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   EPC:  506 

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


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.

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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.

Learn more about this program's Advisory Committee.

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