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120 credit hours

With high-profile information breaches and identity thefts in the news regularly, the need to secure data and the systems that store it has never been more important. Play your part in keeping important information safe with a certificate or degree from Collin College’s Information Systems Cybersecurity program.

Building on a strong networking and operating systems foundation that provides students with the prerequisite knowledge to be successful in cybersecurity, the BAT in Cybersecurity provides students with a hands-on program covering multiple aspects of cybersecurity including penetration testing, defensive operations, basic cryptography, privacy, cybercrime, and cyber policy.


Students who have already earned a two-year degree in an Information Security field are eligible to enroll in the Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity. Eligible students are required to attend a mandatory orientation session.  For dates and times of orientation sessions, please go to

Many CPMT, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW (except ITNW 2374), ITSC and ITSY courses are offered in eight-week express sessions.
First Semester
CPMT  1305 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software
ITMT  1372 Installation, Storage and Computing with Windows Server 2016
ITNW  1358 Network+
MATH  1342 Elementary Statistical Methods (See Mathematics options)
Second Semester 
ITCC  1314 CCNA 1 Cisco - Introduction to Networks
ITMT  1373 Networking with Windows Server 2016
ITSC  1316 Linux Installation and Configuration
ITSY  1300 Fundamentals of Information Security (Security +)
ITSY   2300 Operating System Security 
First Semester
ENGL  1301 Composition I
ITCC  1340 CCNA 2- Routing and Switching Essentials
ITSY   2301 Firewalls and Network Security
ITSY   2342 Incident Response and Handling
SPCH  1321 Business and Professional Communication (See Speech options)
Second Semester 
ECON  2302 Principles of Microeconomics (See Social/Behavioral Sciences options)
ITSC  1342 Shell Programming – Scripting
ITSY   2341 Security Management Practices
ITSY   2343 Computer System Forensics
PHIL  2303 Introduction to Formal Logic (See Humanities options)
First Semester
CYBR  3310 Introduction to Cryptography
CYBR  3320 Digital and Device Forensics
CYBR  3330 Advanced Network Topologies and Protocols
PHYS  1415 Physical Science I (See Life & Physical Sciences options)
PSYC  1100 Learning Framework (See Collin options)
Second Semester 
CYBR  3340 Cyber Crime
CYBR  3350 Cyber Privacy
CYBR  3360 Mobile Technologies
CYBR  4310 Penetration Testing
PHYS  1405 Conceptual Physics (See Life & Physical Sciences options)
First Semester
CYBR  4320 Cyber Defense Operations
CYBR  4330 Virtualization and Cloud Security
ENGL  2311 Technical and Business Writing
HIST  1301 United States History I (See American History options)
GOVT  2305 Federal Government (Federal constitution and topics)
Second Semester 
CYBR  4340 Information Assurance
CYBR  4350 Senior Project
GEN ED  Creative Arts course
GOVT  2306 Texas Government (Texas constitution and topics)
HIST  1302 United States History II (See American History options)
* Elective (3 credit hours): Any CPMT, ITCC, ITMT, ITNW, ITSC, or ITSY course not listed above.