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Cybersecurity Center of Excellence

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Certificate

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. As part of this designation we offer many resources in addition to our degree and certificate program.

Visit our Cybersecurity Program Details page for more information on programs and degrees.

 IT Security Associate Certificate of Completion (CCL) and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in IT and Power Systems Security.

Cybersecurity Center Program Contacts

Local Cybersecurity Affiliations

  • EMCC Cybersecurity Linux Users Group (CSLUG) (Facebook page)
  • Arizona InfraGard - The mission of Arizona Infragard is to help protect the nation’s infrastructure by supporting the priorities of the FBI and cultivating partnerships with the public and private sectors.
  • Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) - ACTRA serves as the hub for collaborative cyber information sharing in a neutral environment of trust where partners from industry, academia, law enforcement, and intelligence come together to leverage cross-sector resources.
  • Sonoran Desert Users Group - SDSUG is a group of information technology professionals in the Phoenix area dedicated to digital systems security.
  • AZ Cyber Talent - AZ Cyber Talent is designed to be a one-stop resource for students, employees, employers, and educators in the AZ cybersecurity ecosystem.
  • Arizona Technology Council - The Arizona Technology Council works to connect, empower, and engage technology companies across Arizona through educational seminars, business legislative lobbying, and networking events.

CAE Cybersecurity Centers & Resources