Coining Ceremony for BAT Graduates

BAT Coin

The Cybersecurity Department is pleased to announce that our first graduating class for the Bachelor of Applied Technology walked the stage May 2022! 



Secure your future in Cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing, high-paid career fields. 

Are you ready? Prepare yourself to be an offensive and defensive player to protect the cyber world. For a live look at how fast paced this field can be, click on this cyber attack map.

  • Blue team, defensive, will learn an implement way to defend company systems from attacks with monitoring and reacting to incidents.
  • Red team, offensive, will attack company systems to find vulnerabilities before the malicious actors hack into it first. 
  • Purple team, works as both offensive and defensive elements within an organization.
Please refer to the Collin CyberHub for info on:

- National Cybersecurity Groups
- Upcoming Local and National Events
- Local Cybersecurity Groups 
- Information on Collin College Faculty

Entry-level career opportunities in this field include and are not limited to these titles:

  •     Security Analyst
  •     Security Architect
  •     Security Engineer
  •     Security Administrator
  •     Incident Analyst/Responder
  •     Penetration & Vulnerability Tester

To explore other cybersecurity fields please visit this page.

Program Options:
You can earn multiple certificates that can 'stack' while you work on completing your Associate or Bachelor degrees. Credentials are in order of credit hour requirements.

Certificate Level 1 – Cybersecurity Infrastructure Technician
*entry level stackable certificate which can lead into the AAS degree or CISSP certificate 

Certificate Level 1 – CISSP Information Systems Cybersecurity Professional
*stackable certificate that can be a stand alone credential or move into the AAS degree

Certificate Level 1 – Information Systems Cybersecurity
*stackable certificate that leads directly into the AAS degree

AAS – Information Systems Cybersecurity 
*two year degree that is required before BAT admissions  

BAT – Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity
*must hold a AAS in cybersecurity before applying for the final two years

Collin College's students entered the 5th Annual ISACA North Texas 2022 Collegiate Case Competition. They won first place! 


                                                                                                                              ISACA Trophy with President Matkin

A team of five Collin College Cybersecurity students won first place at the 2022 Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) North Texas Case Competition, beating out teams from multiple North Texas universities in their first year of the competition.

The Collin College team included students Miles McCready, Khagendra Pokharel, Nghi Nguyen, Matthew Daley, and Mariah Hunt, who brought home a sizable trophy and received a $7,500 scholarship. Read more here about our amazing students.


Collin College's student presentation at 2022 HI-TEC

                                         Amy Tong

We are proud of Collin College Cybersecurity student Amy Tong who presented at the 2022 HI-TEC conference (High Impact Technology Exchange Conference).  HI-TEC is supported by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program and is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills. Amy was unique among the poster presentations this year in that she was a student among seasoned educators and vendors in the room.  She represented Collin College admirably with her poster on a CISCO OSPF Scaling Network that provided configuration guidance for a Multi-area OSPFv2 for IPv4 and a Single-are OSPFv3 for IPv6.  Amy also gained valuable insight during this four-day conference by attending sessions focused on teaching new emerging technologies to college educators.


Collin College is the home to the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Technology Center and has supported student trips to HI-TEC for many years. You can read more about how Collin College students have participated in past Hi-TEC conferences at 

Our Community Partners 


Collin College has received $35,000 for scholarships from North Texas ISSA January of 2023 to fund scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. We are grateful for the support and the impact they make on the future of cybersecurity and our students lives.  

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