ATCC Center for Cybersecurity

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Securing the connected world is one of the biggest daily challenges faced globally. Alexandria Technical & Community College cyber defense programs prepare students with the top-notch skills they need to evaluate, secure, and remediate at-risk computer and networked systems. Graduates are prepared for employment in computer security related careers, including cybersecurity, network security, information assurance, and incident investigation, all high demand fields.

The mission of the Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Center for Cybersecurity is help students increase their knowledge and skills in key areas of information technology and cybersecurity to prepare them to make a contribution to the field of cybersecurity and information technology.

Our cybersecurity programs support the mission of Alexandria Technical & Community College to create opportunity for individuals and businesses through education, innovation, and leadership. The college's high-quality technical and transfer programs and services meet their needs, interests, and abilities and strengthen the economic, social, and cultural life of Minnesota's communities. The program works with industry professionals to make sure our students receive the most innovative relevant education for their field.



Cyber Center Faculty Team

Vickie McLain | Center for Cybersecurity Director; Faculty | Email Vickie

Steve Richards | Chief Information Officer; Dean of Educational Services | Email Steve

Logan Martinez | Faculty; eSports Head Coach | Email Logan

Mark Meuleners | Faculty | Email Mark


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Advisory Board

The Cybersecurity, Virtualization, and Networking program uses a volunteer advisory committee to ensure curriculum is applicable to current business needs. The advisory committee includes a mix of current students, potential employers, community members, and industry experts. Below are a few of the organizations with members on the program advisory committee:

  • 3M
  • Aagard Group
  • Alexandria Industries
  • Alomere Health
  • ALP Utilities
  • Cisco Networking Academy
  • FRSecure
  • Gardonville
  • Sophos
  • VMWare

To request a seat on the program advisory committee, please contact a member of the Cyber Center Team.


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Articulation Agreements

Cybersecurity, Virtualization, and Networking AAS

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BA Computer Information Systems | St Scholastica Download BA Computer Information Systems | St Scholastica Document pdf
BAS Applied Management | Bemidji State Download BAS Applied Management | Bemidji State Document pdf
BS Cybersecurity | Metropolitan State Download BS Cybersecurity | Metropolitan State Document pdf
BS Network and Security Administration | Dakota State Download BS Network and Security Administration | Dakota State Document pdf
BS Operations Management | MSU Moorhead Download BS Operations Management | MSU Moorhead Document pdf

 

Computer Information Systems AS

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BA Computer Information Systems | St Scholastica Download BA Computer Information Systems | St Scholastica Document pdf
BS Project Management | MSU Moorhead Download BS Project Management | MSU Moorhead Document pdf


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Student Cyber Activities


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Programs of Study

The Cybersecurity, Virtualization, and Networking AAS provides students with a two-year comprehensive education, teaching the technical and organizational skills needed to design, configure, and build computer networks and develop and create cybersecurity infrastructure for business and industry. Learn more »

The one-year Cybersecurity Certificate focuses primarily on network cybersecurity, and is deal for working professionals who want to enhance their skills in cyber defense. This program is offered 100% online. Learn more »

The Computer Information Systems AS includes 30 general education credits from within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), and 30 technical credits in the field of computer science. Intended for students who wish to transfer to complete a bachelor's degree, the program exposes students to hardware, database and spreadsheet applications, and Windows, and can be tailored to meet each student's individual transfer goals. Learn more »


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ATCC Cybersecurity News


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ATCC Security Awareness

ATCC has several layers of computer security on campus. Each computer device has an antivirus on it and our network has a layer of real-time virus scanning as well. “Stop, Look, & Think” is our motto. Please visit the Technology Security section of the Alexandria College Information Technology department page for additional information and security best practices.