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.

University of Detroit Mercy​


UDM's Centre For Cybersecurity and Intelligence Analysis has responded by designing a Bachelor and  Master of Science degree in Information Assurance in the college of Liberal Arts and Education. This will provide a comprehensive approach to all aspects of the national problems we face with threats against our information and infrastructure.  We have bundled together in a single seamless solution, degrees that are designed to prepare both business strategists and technical specialists to protect our critical infrastructure.  Along with the traditional Undergraduate program in software construction (CIS), we also provide a concentration in Information Assurance that allows the student to gain entry into the rapidly growing professional field of Information Systems Audit and Security. The concentration complies with the recommendations of the CNSS 4011 national standard for Information Security Professional Education and it grants a certificate approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) for that field. In addition, it is possible to obtain a certificate sponsored by the Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA) in Sarbanes-Oxley audit. The Masters degree is also offered completely on-line, or earn your Bachelor and Master degree in as little as 5 years.


For more information about our programs please call (313) 993-3337

Jeffrey Inglasbe, Department Chair or Daniel Shoemaker, IA Director dan.shoemaker@att.net

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.  


For more information: http://www4.wccnet.edu/departments/computer/

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:  http://cis.hfcc.edu/degrees

Midwest CISSE - Founding Institutions

Eastern Michigan University


EMU provides three unique opportunities for individuals to pursue Information Assurance/Security studies at the graduate level. At the master’s level, students may incorporate a concentration in Information Assurance/Security within the Master’s of Liberal Studies degree.  Three tracks may be pursued: Management and Supervision of Information Assurance operations Computer Forensic ​Cyber Crime Investigation. At the doctoral level, students may specialize through the Information Assurance Track in the Ph.D. Technology program.  This contains a research specialization for those individuals who want to pursue a terminal degree. The Information Security Graduate Certificate, which provides professionals with instruction necessary to participate in a team-based information security or protection program in larger organizations and to initiate and manage programs in smaller organizations. The program is appropriate for professionals with special needs (as for example, those in legal fields, law enforcement, computer training and education, marketing or other fields concerned with information security-related issues and or products and services). The program can also, with appropriate preparatory experiences, serve a general educational role for individuals who want to become better decision makers and more knowledgeable participants/discussant in legislative and ethical issues.


For further information contact: Brad Wilkerson / brad.wilkerson@emu.edu