Cybersecurity

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity

Accepting Winter 2022 Applications. Apply by December 20.

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Cybersecurity meets the explicit need employers have identified for systems administrators and security analysts by providing a pathway to the baccalaureate for students with two-year technical associate degrees in IT. The decision to offer this particular degree was based in part on findings by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that a bachelor’s degree is now considered the minimum level of education for a variety of IT occupations. As a result, more students, along with existing IT professionals, will need to continue their education at the bachelor’s level.

With curriculum updated every year to meet industry and business demands, you’ll learn how to monitor and maintain system security solutions, including legal, regulatory and internal compliance solutions, and how to translate security policy into technical architectures. In addition, this program prepares students for system administration tasks which include interoperation, automation, virtualization and storage.

Career Opportunities

Explore more about the Cybersecurity program to find how you can gain skills for a career in:

  • Network and Computer Systems Administration
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • IT Consultant
  • And More…

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Degree and Certificates Offered

The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Network Services and Computing Systems prepares students for admission into the BAS Cybersecurity program. Upon completion of the AAS-T students will be able to directly apply all 90 credits toward the 180 credit BAS program. It typically takes an additional two years for students to complete the remaining Bachelor’s coursework at a full-time status.

Cybersecurity, BAS

The BAS Cybersecurity is a four-year, 180-credit program that prepares students for various careers in Information Security. Degree will provide students with a broad base of theoretical and technical knowledge, as well as specialized knowledge in Cybersecurity.

Focus Areas:
• Digital Forensics
• Virtualization and Storage
• Network Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures
• Network Security and Firewalls

NSCOM, AAS-T

The AAS-T Network Services and Computing Systems (NSCOM) is a two-year, 90-credit program that is designed for both those seeking immediate employment in an entry-level IT Networking role or preparing for continuation into a baccalaureate program. Students can apply all 90 credits to the BAS Cybersecurity at BC.

Focus Areas:
• Cisco Networking
• Technical Support
• Cloud Architecture
• Linux

Application and Desktop Support, Certificate

The Application and Desktop Support Certificate is a one-year, 45-credit certificate that covers support of computers across LANs, application-level technical assistance to end-users and creation of written documentation.

Focus Areas:
• Hardware/Software Support
• Troubleshooting
• Install and Configure
• System Documentation

Cisco Support Technician, Certificate

The Cisco Support Technician Certificate is a one-year, 46-credit certificate that addresses design, configuration and support of networks and Internetworks in implementations based on current Cisco Internetworking hardware.

Focus Areas:
• Switching and Routing
• Configure a VLAN
• Wireless
• Wide Area Network

Cloud Architecture and Services, Certificate

The Cloud Architecture and Services Certificate is a one-year, 46-credit certificate that focuses on the design and utilization of cloud services. This certificate has the ability to stack to both the AAS-T and BAS degree.

Focus Areas:
• Cloud Solutions
• AWS Certified Solutions Architect
• Cisco Networking
• System Documentation

Program Highlights

Applied Learning

APPLIED LEARNING

Instructors focus on teaching students hands-on technical skills. All Bachelor students are required to complete a capstone project or internship prior to graduating.

Educational Value

EDUCATIONAL VALUE

Tuition costs for Baccalaureate degrees at Bellevue College are significantly lower than other 4-year degree programs at state universities.

Financial assistance

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

All Bachelor level courses are financial aid eligible. Worker Retraining program approved.

Community

COMMUNITY

Our Bachelor programs are cohort-based emphasizing student collaboration and team building. Get to know your faculty, fellow students, and program advisors.

BC Reputation

BC REPUTATION

Twice a year faculty meet with advisory committee members to ensure curriculum is relevant and up-to-date in order to meet industry standards.

Fully accredited

FULLY ACCREDITED

Bellevue College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ready to Learn More?

Read our page of frequently asked questions by other students. We admit students into the Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity program fall, winter and spring quarters based on space.

You can also get in contact with the program manager to explore a career in Cybersecurity and receive more information about program details, tuition rates, and if you are eligible to apply.

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