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Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

Why Choose the Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity?

CPTC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity (BAS-C) degree has been designed to meet the needs of students who want to become cybersecurity practitioners. Graduates would be candidates for positions as an Information System Security Officer, Penetration Tester, or Security Analyst.

In the BAS-C program, the approach to learning cybersecurity uses hands on tools in a realistic, practical context. Students will graduate with a practical understanding of cybersecurity concepts as well as experience with a current set of tools.

This degree is offered in a hybrid format with evening and weekend meetings to accommodate working adults.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, students will be able to:

  • Assess the cyber risk of an information system and recommend mitigation.
  • Analyze identified malicious activity in order to mitigate effects and recommend security improvements.
  • Create a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment of a small to medium business.
  • Evaluate the security practices of an application/ IT project development team at any point in the system lifecycle
  • Implement security software or hardware.
  • Research offensive and defensive cybersecurity trends and tools.
  • Evaluate cloud security in public, private, and hybrid environments.


How Long It Takes:

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

A typical full-time student will complete the program in an estimate of 18 months. Half-time students should anticipate completion in an estimated 36 months. Full time students should plan to dedicate 45 hours per week to the program. 

Admission Dates:

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Quarters. 

Learn More

BAS-C Course Descriptions

BAS-C Admissions Instructions

BAS-C Admissions Forms

Potential Careers


In Washington, median pay for an Information Security Analyst is $104,210 per year.

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Meet Your Instructors

Kelly Hollowell

Kelly Hollowell


Kelly has a degree in Computer Science and has had over 21 industry and IT certifications. Kelly has taught at CPTC for more than 10 years, and in 2011 he was awarded an honorary membership into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He has also been awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award and the Puget Sound Energy Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Jay Lanphier

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Catherine Morris

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Jody Randall

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Donald Souza

Donald Souza

Don brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the Network and Computer Security industry. Don has an associate degree in Electronic Technology and maintains certifications in A+, MCP, 2008 Server Administration and ITAA Information Security Awareness, as well as multiple FEMA certifications. He has been with the CNISS program since its inception.

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Jeff Turner

Jeff Turner

Jeff has degrees in Information Systems Application and Management. In the military, he worked at every level of security, from practitioner to program manager. He’s been a systems administrator, webmaster, and online course developer. His certifications include A+, Linux+, and the CCNA. He is CPTC's certified Cisco CCNA instructor.

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Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.




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