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Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity - How to Get Started

Beginning fall 2024, MHCC will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science in cybersecurity. MHCC will be the only community college in the state to provide this program.

Information Sessions

Check out our information sessions to learn about this new program, career opportunities, how to get started, and get answers to your questions!

July 25, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. 

The session is hybrid, you can come in person or join remotely via Zoom.

Sign up in advance to select the session you want to attend. We will email you the link with more information.

Gresham Campus Room AC2611, located in the upper level of building 16. Check the campus map and look for directional signs once you are on campus. Park in Lot G or H.

Zoom Link for July 25th Session:

Complete the MHCC Application Process

It is easy to get started at MHCC. Simply follow the steps in our new student checklist. These include filling out the admission form, figuring out how to pay for college through programs like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), connecting with our staff to choose classes, and more.

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Applied to MHCC? Here's what to do next

After you have been admitted to MHCC, you will need to meet the course prerequisites for reading, writing, and math listed below. 

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program starts at 300-level coursework. A student may start at any time in this 300/400 credit-level program through the following pathways:

  • Any student who successfully completed the MHCC Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in cybersecurity (networking and security operations or penetration testing) degree. Request to change your major after you complete your AAS.
  • Any student who has successfully completed an associate’s degree or equivalent. Equivalent can be two years of college course work from a university, college or credit applied from industry experience or a credential. Please note, students on this pathway will need to meet with a faculty advisor before starting the program to have transcripts or industry experience or certifications evaluated.

Any new students intending to be a BAS major who do not meet the criteria for one of the listed pathways above will start with one of the AAS cybersecurity degrees.

Placement Requirements Needed to Get Started in This Program

Completion of RD090 of higher  Completion of WR090 or higher Completion of MTH095/MTH098 or higher

Learn more about college placement testing

Sign up for classes

After completing the placement requirements, you can sign up for classes. Students should meet with an advisor for this step.

Meet with an advisor

Have more questions? Connect with the student services hub

Additional Program Costs

There are no pieces of equipment needed for your courses outside of Mt. Hood Community College tuition, fees, and textbooks. However, there are certain courses that require additional fees, each less than $100. You can see specific fees in the course catalog.

Textbooks per term range from $100-$500, and can be purchased online through the college bookstore.

Learn about paying for college

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Have questions about the Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Program?

Read Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Frequently Asked Questions

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