Oct 23, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog

Cyber Security (AS)

Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

The Cybersecurity Associate in Science degree provides courses and content that are aligned with two major sources of proven requirements for cybersecurity education in 2-year colleges: NICE Framework from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Knowledge Unit required for National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) designation, a program jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The goal of this program is to offer a balanced and comprehensive security program that could lead to the CAE-2Y designation for MassBay.

The objective of this program is to provide students with such knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected from a student who has earned an associate degree in cybersecurity from a CAE-2Y designated program. Students completing this program will be able to successfully pass a number of CompTIA and Cisco’s certifications.

Career Outlook:

This degree program prepares students with appropriate security knowledge to enable their employment as a network and security technician and/or specialist. Students completing this certificate are trained with the latest technology and learning environment acquiring knowledge in networking and security that will help them secure a position in security field that offers great job opportunities.

Upon successful completion, the Associate in Science Degree in Cybersecurity is awarded.

Program Outcomes

Program learning outcomes avaliable by clicking here.

credits: 16

First Year: Semester 2

credits: 16

Second Year: Semester 1

credits: 16/17

Second Year: Semester 2

credits: 15/16

Total Credits: 63/65

Program Footnotes

Competency in mathematics is a MassBay graduation requirement. Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate competency at 100-level math. This may be accomplished by an appropriate placement test score or completion of a 100-level mathematics course or higher, except mathematics courses with a MAC prefix.

Humanities Electives:

Art, Communications, English (EN 103 or higher), Film, French, Humanities, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Spanish, Oral Communication, Theater Arts

Social Science Electives:

Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Law, Psychology, Sociology