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Cybersecurity

To meet the rapidly growing demand for individuals trained in cybersecurity and data protection, the Blinn College District Cybersecurity Program offers hands-on experience, small class sizes, and the opportunity to earn both a Level 2 certificate and an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The AAS degree and certificate both are offered at the RELLIS and Brenham campuses and prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce.

Through Blinn’s partnership with the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy, students also can receive discounts on Palo Alto Networks certifications, which can provide cybersecurity professionals with credibility, competitive advantages, and even salary increases.

Degrees offered through the CAPS Program

A co-admissions partnership with the University of Houston-Victoria

You can still register for spring classes!

Registration is still underway for spring second 8-week classes. For assistance, contact Academic Advising or call Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800. You also can schedule a tour of any of our six campuses!

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Program FAQ

The Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity and Certificate Level-2 in Cybersecurity can be completed on the Brenham and RELLIS campuses.

The 33-credit-hour Level-2 Certificate in Cybersecurity prepares you for various entry-level technician opportunities in the information security sector with emphasis in cybersecurity and digital forensics arena in government, private sector, and law enforcement agencies. The certificate emphasis combines both networking and systems administration fundamentals with a focus on defensive strategies to securing networks and systems.

The 60-credit-hour Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, which includes the 33 credit hours from the Level-2 certificate, includes additional coursework in algebra, business and professional communication, network defense and countermeasures, and computer system forensics.

Graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity can pursue careers as a security analyst or technician, network administrator, security administrator, information technology support specialist, cybersecurity technician, or information security technician.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analysts earned a median salary of $102,600 in 2021.

Through the CAPS Program, Blinn’s co-admissions partnership with the University of Houston-Victoria, Blinn students can earn their Associate of Applied Science in Cybersecurity from Blinn and apply those credits toward their Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences in Network and Security from the University of Houston-Victoria.

Please visit our Cybersecurity Recommended Technology page.

For degree plans, click the appropriate link below:

Associate of Science in Computer Science

Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems

Course descriptions are available in the Catalog.

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Bruce Gooch
Phone: 979-830-4582

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