Lansing Community College​

Lansing Community-Founding Member College (LCC) is a public two-year college located on 42 acres in downtownLansing, four blocks from the Michigan State Capitol Building, with two satellite campuses and various learning centers throughout mid-Michigan. Established in 1957, LCC is the third largest community college in enrollment in the state of Michigan. With courses and community events offered year-round, LCC serves about 40,000 students annually. LCC first offered a Business Data Processing degree in 1963; our current Computer Information Technology programs derive from that program. We are adding Information Assurance courses into our Networking degree in an effort to remain in the forefront. LCC has recently joined the International Cyber-Security Education Coalition, teaming with Centers of Academic Excellence The University of Detroit Mercy and Eastern Michigan University, and other quality institutions; our goal is to work together to improve Information Assurance education.

Macomb Community College

Computer Security and Information Assurance are computer related specialties that focus on the skills needed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.  This specialt focues on eliminating computer network vulnerabilitiy threats.  Information Assurance includes Computer Security topics and extends the focus to include security risk management, criminology, and forensic science. Students specializing in the Macomb Community College security area of study will gain skills in computer networking, website programming, and operating systems along with courses specific to network security.

Henry Ford Community College

Henry Ford Community College-Founding Member Since 1938 Henry Ford Community College has provided an enriching education experience for a diverse student community.  Serving more than 25,000 students offering university transfer programs and associate's degree and certificate career programs that are designed for your success all at an affordable cost.  A visionary program, utilizing the latest technology and training, the M-TEC at HFCC is a 30,000 sq.ft. specialized facility for training, retraining and updating job skills.  

​With a CIS program mapped to CNSSI standards, state-of-the-art classrooms and labs equipped with the latest technology, join us at:

Sinclair Community College

Sinclair Community College (SCC) is a public two-year college with its main campus located in Dayton, Ohio. Sinclair is one of only 20 member colleges of the prestigious League for Innovation in the Community College and is also a Vanguard Learning College.  Serving more than 50,000 students annually, Sinclair’s university parallel courses are designed to transfer to 4-year baccalaureate programs.  Sinclair students can earn the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Technical Studies degrees. SCC’s Computer Information System department offers various areas of concentration including the Microsoft Security Specialist. Students can also focus on vendor and/or industry certifications from Microsoft, Cisco or CompTIA.  Over the past two years, SCC has collaborated with the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, an Academic Center of Excellence in IA Education, and with the International Cyber Security Education Coalition (ICSEC) to validate and strengthen its IA curriculum.

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Walsh College​

The Walsh College Information Assurance Education Center provides organizations with education,information and training in responding to cyber threats, protection,compliance, and privacy issues. A recent survey revealed that almost half of the professionals in the field of information technology believe that there will be a major attack on their IT systems in the next year. And what’s worse, they also believe most companies aren’t prepared. Protecting the technology infrastructure is essential to our economy and our national security. That’s why The President`s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace was established and why the National Security Agency has designated Walsh College as a Center of Academic Excellence to provide educational programs to protect us from these threats. 

To find out more information about the IAC, please contact:
Nanette Poulios
Director, Information Assurance Center

The first Community College in ICSEC to become a CAE 2yr with the National Security Agency.  Owens Community College is a comprehensive community college accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools It was founded in Toledo Ohio in 1965. It has two campuses, one in Toledo and another in Findlay Ohio. These locations permit easy transfer to 20 four-year colleges and universities in Ohio. Owens serves over 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, yet its average class size is just 15 students. The Owens Community College Toledo-area campus covers more than 280 acres and is located near downtown Toledo. The new 60-acre Findlay-area campus is located at 3200 Bright Road on Findlay's northeast side.

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Delta College

Delta College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Security and Technology (70/72 credit hours).  A Post Associate Certificate (15 credit hours) is also available and helps a student prepare for a four-year degree.  This field of study includes Computer Science and Information Technology (CST)that is mapped to CNSSI standards, Criminal Justice (CJ) and General Education courses. It covers the legal side of securing information as well as the technological side.  It prepares the student for additional study and a career in the challenging and rapidly-growing field of Information Security, a critical component of Homeland Security.  Job opportunities are foreseen in federal, state and local government and law enforcement as well as in large and small businesses.

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Washtenaw Community College

WCC is a member of the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance.  As part of the Center, they offer a Computer Systems Security program that is one of the most comprehensive, intensive and dynamic in the country.  You can take classes in dedicated computer networking laboratories, and a sophisticated Internet accessible instructional laboratory that simulates the latest security technology and is mapped to CNSSI standards.  

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Oakland Community College

With a student enrollment of 74,000, Oakland Community College is the largest community college in Michigan and the 14th largest in the United States.  The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Associate Degree program is designed to provide a solid foundation in the fundamental skills outlined by the CNSSI standards.  OCC Computer Information Systems department offers student-centered courses which provides high quality instruction in state-of-the-art technical fields such as; Security, Networking, System Analysis and Software Engineering.

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​Bay College

Bay de Noc Community College is located in the heart of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula.  Bay de Noc Community College has provided quality higher education for more than 40 years. The campus is situated on 160 acres and services over 2,500  students each semester, including those completing baccalaureate and master degree programs sponsored by partner universities.  In the fall of 2007, the college will open a second campus in Dickinson County, about 1 hour to the west. This new campus is expected to draw from surrounding areas, including Wisconsin.Computer Systems Technology started humbly as an extension of the Electronics degree in 1998.  Over the last 9 years the program has grown from 12 to 80 students and now draws students from hours away from the main campus.  The core focus has always been network and server operating systems, which gave it the perfect base to build on for the security and information assurance.  In the last two years, the CT Department has been heavily involved in Infragard, mapping the degree to the CNNSI standards, and finalizing transfer articulations to universities such as the 3 + 1 to Lake Superior State University in a Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking.

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