Information Technology Cybersecurity Programs

Overview

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The IT programs at Middlesex Community College (MCC) prepare students for employment and further education.  The courses offered as part of the IT programs prepare students for various entry-level positions within IT and Cybersecurity.

MCC offers a set of three stackable, one-semester certificates to help you get started in IT and develop your skills as you find the time.  There are also two associates degrees, Information Technology – Cybersecurity and Information Technology – Networking and User Support.

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 or 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 Cybersecurity Professionals Stand Up to a Pandemic: (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, the US is currently short nearly 360,000 qualified professionals, and global the gap is more than 3.12 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 stackable certificate programs can use most of the credits from these certificates towards either of the program's Associate degrees. Upon graduation with an Associate's degree, students may apply to transfer to various four-year institutions to complete a Bachelor's degree.

For more information about the MCC IT programs, contact:


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

Last Modified: 9/3/21