Information Technology Cybersecurity Programs

Overview

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The IT Cybersecurity programs at Middlesex Community College (MCC) prepares students for employment and further education.  The courses offered as part of the IT Cybersecurity program prepares students for a variety of entry-level position within IT security as well as general IT positions.

MCC offers an Information Technology Cybersecurity - Transfer Associate in Science, Liberal Studies degree, an IT Cybersecurity Entry-Level Certificate, and an IT Cybersecurity Advanced Certificate.

Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, students enrolling in the IT Cybersecurity programs at MCC will be able to choose between in-class and online education for each course. These course offerings will allow students to complete their education in person, online, or a combination of the two options. (All classes run subject to enrolment; online on in-person sections may be canceled.)

Problem-solving and analytical thinking are emphasized throughout the certificate, with a hands-on approach to learning.

VMware IT Academy LogoThe IT Cybersecurity programs at MCC are designed based on the National Initiative for Cyber Security Education (NICE) framework for academic programs.   MCC is a Cisco Networking Academy and a VMWare IT Academy.

Career and Transfer Outlook

According to the 2019 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, the US is currently short nearly 500,000 qualified professionals, and global the gap is more than 4 million professionals.

Graduates of the MCC IT Cybersecurity programs will have cybersecurity knowledge and will be prepared to find entry-level positions within the cybersecurity industry.

Students completing the IT Cybersecurity Entry-level certificate can use courses from this certificate towards Information Technology Cybersecurity - Transfer Associate in Science. Upon graduation from the Information Technology Cybersecurity - Transfer Associate in Science, students may apply to various four-year institutions to complete a Bachelor's degree.

For more information about the MCC IT Cybersecurity programs, contact:


Nathan Percival
IT Cybersecurity Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor
percivaln@middlesex.mass.edu 
Remote: 978-364-8524
Office: 978-322-8317

Last Modified: 7/26/20