Instructional Computing

Cybersecurity Center

CAE2Y Certificate
CAE2Y Certificate

Cybersecurity Center

Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access, change or destruction. In a computing context, the term security implies cybersecurity. The Cybersecurity Center courses at Estrella Mountain will give you a foundation of skills and hands-on experience needed to succeed at the university level.

The goal of the Cybersecurity Center is for Two-Year Education programs to proactively increase our understanding of robust Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (IA/CD) technology, policy and practices that will enable our Nation to effectively prevent and respond to a catastrophic cyber event. This program will contribute significantly to the advancement of state-of-the-art IA/CD knowledge and practice.

Center of Academic Excellence (CAE)

Estrella Mountain Community College has proudly been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Degrees and Certificates

Click here to see Degrees and Certificates offered at EMCC for Cybersecurity.

Partnering Universities offering degrees with Maricopa transfer paths within Cybersecurity or related fields:

Cybersecurity Centers

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