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BAT Coin Ceremony



The Cybersecurity Department is pleased to announce that over 160 students have graduated with the BAT degree since 2022! BAT graduates are presented with a Coin to commemorate their accomplishment in Collin College's program.


Fall 23 Coin Ceremony
Fall 2023 BAT Coin Ceremony participants



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 Cybersecurity:


The following positions represent potential entry points in the cybersecurity field:


Security Analyst
Incident Analyst/Responder (Entry Level)
Penetration & Vulnerability Tester (Entry Level)

Mid to Senior-level Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity:


Career advancement opportunities within the cybersecurity domain include, but are not limited to, the following roles:


Security Architect
Security Engineer
Security Administrator

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



NSA Seal

National Center of Academic Excellence
The National Security Agency (NSA) designated Collin College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for its Associate of Applied Sciences Cybersecurity program. The Bachelor in Applied Technology is currently pending review as it is a newer degree to the college.


caeClick the seal to learn more about CAE and their events, community, and resources.

Bachelor of Applied Technology -- Cybersecurity  

Collin College is pleased to invite students to the Bachelor of Applied Technology in Cybersecurity. 

Application deadline for Fall 2024 BAT-Cyber program:  Transfer Applicants August 9th and Collin Applicants August 14th.  


To learn more about this degree, related coursework, and career paths, please click the appropriate heading:

Application Process (already a current Collin student- do not reapply for the BAT program)

Frequently Asked Questions

Estimated Costs

BAT Ethical Obligation Agreement (reviewed during orientation)

AAS Cybersecurity Information Sheet

BAT Cybersecurity Information Sheet



EC Council

EC Council 2023



If you still have questions about the BAT-Cybersecurity, please sign up for a Virtual Information Session by selecting the date you'd like to attend below.  Registration is required.

Step 1. Virtual Information/Q&A Sessions for prospective students interested in a career in cybersecurity (covers all Collin cyber programs):new

Step 2. Virtual Mandatory BAT Orientations (for students who already hold an AAS degree in cyber/information security or have been invited to a session by the Cybersecurity Department):


Questions?  Please email:


North TX ISSA Student Chapter LinkedIn Network


Cyber Seek Labor Data:


Teach Cyber K-12 Opportunities

Women in Cybersecurity- Training and Scholarships

Microsoft Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

ISC2 Undergraduate/Associate Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

ISACA Competition Club

Women in Cybersecurity Student Chapter

Collin College Foundation Scholarship

Open Labs on Campus

Contact Us



Career Coach Monthly Newsletters 2023-2024
August 2023
September 2023 (jobs edition)
October 2023
November 2023 (jobs edition)
January 2024
February 2024




The Hamza Sisters: Finding Their Calling Cybersecurity at Collin College!


Hamza Sisters

Zahraa Hamza, Baneen Hamza, and Hawraa Hamza – three sisters who did not plan on becoming cybersecurity defenders – found their paths redirected by Collin College's Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT) in Cybersecurity program. Read more here.


BAT Graduate Highlight Fall 2023- and Spring 2024 Update! 





We are proud of Collin College's Cybersecurity program's father and son duo- Jody and Scott Cantello! They will graduate with the Bachelor in Applied Technology December 2023 and continue to do great things in the careers as they are both working in industry while balancing full time course loads, full time jobs, and the journey of life.From left to right- Dr. Lee Powell (Dean of Academic Affairs and Workforce Programs), Damien Smith (Director of Cybersecurity), Scott Cantello, Jody Cantello, and Dr. Diana Hopes (Provost of Frisco and Celina Campuses). 

*Update: Both father and son are enrolled at WGU in a Master's program for cybersecurity. 


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





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.


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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