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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.
Common career paths for students with a degree in Cybersecurity include:
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According to CyberSeek, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in the country. From 2020 to 2021, the domestic cybersecurity workforce offered over 1,000,000 positions, and close to 600,000 of them were unfilled.” – Bellevue ReporterRead full article
The Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) degree in Information Technology 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 towards 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.
The BAS Cybersecurity is a 4-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.
The Information Technology (IT) is a 2-year, 90-credit program that is designed for both those seeking immediate employment in the IT Networking industry or preparing for continuation into a baccalaureate program. Students can apply all 90 credits to the BAS Cybersecurity at BC.
The Application and Desktop Support Specialist Certificate is a 1-year, 45-credit certificate that covers support of computers across LANs, application-level technical assistance to end-users and creation of written documentation.
The Network Support Specialist Certificate is a 1-year, 46-credit certificate that addresses design, configuration and support of networks and Internetworks in implementations based on current Cisco Internetworking hardware.
The Cloud Architecture and Services Certificate is a 1-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.
The Technical Support Technician Certificate is a 1-quarter, 15-credit certificate that teaches skills used in entry-level positions in fields such as desktop support. This certificate can stack into the AAS-T degree.
The Network Support Technician Certificate is a 1-year, 15-credit certificate that addresses addresses the design, configuration, support, documentation and troubleshooting of local, wide area and cloud-based networks. This certificate can stack into both the AAS-T and BAS degree.
The Cloud Support Technician Certificate is a 2-quarter, 15-credit certificate with a focus on the support, early design and utilization of cloud services. This certificate can stack into both the AAS-T and BAS degree.
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Instructors focus on teaching students hands-on technical skills. All bachelor students are required to complete a capstone project or internship prior to graduating.
Tuition costs for baccalaureate degrees at Bellevue College are significantly lower than other 4-year degree programs at state universities.
All bachelor level courses are financial aid eligible. Worker Retraining program approved.
Our bachelor programs are cohort-based emphasizing student collaboration and team building. Get to know your faculty, fellow students and program advisors.
Twice a year faculty meet with advisory committee members to ensure curriculum is relevant and up-to-date in order to meet industry standards.
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.
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.
Quick question? Chat with the Program Manager on Microsoft Teams.
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