Applying to the BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity
Admission to the BAS degree in IT networking - cybersecurity program is by selective entry application. The core courses start each fall quarter.
Fall 2020 BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity - now accepting applications!
STEP 1 - Apply to Whatcom Community College
Students must be enrolled at WCC and have an active student identification (SID) number in order to apply to the BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity program and pay related fees.
Apply to WCC online or request a WCC application by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (360) 383-3001, or in person at the entry/advising office, LDC 116. Once you receive your SID number, proceed to STEP 2.
STEP 2 - Meet with the technology advising & outreach specialist
Important! Before you start the application process, meet with the technology advising & outreach specialist:
In person: Baker Hall 126
By phone: (360) 383-3281
By email: email@example.com
STEP 3 - Gather all supporting materials
All required supporting documentation must be submitted with your BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity application by the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete:
- Official transcript showing recent (within five years of the application deadline) associate degree in IT-related field from a Washington state community or technical college1 or any prior degree plus relevant industry experience, personal statement and current resume.
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges where you earned credits that may apply to the BAS degree.2 WCC official transcripts are not required.
- CIS 227 or equivalent course with a 'B' or better OR proof of Cisco CCENT or CompTIA Network+ (current at the time of the application deadline).3
- CIS 214 or equivalent course with a 'B' or better OR proof of CompTIA Security+ (current at the time of application deadline).4
- Two professional references (e.g., current or former supervisors or instructors).
- Personal statement addressing questions and criteria found here. (optional)
1IT-related associate degrees granted from other institutions will be reviewed to verify suitable preparation for success in the BAS program.
2Please contact Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080 or by email at BAS-ITnetworking@whatcom.edu to speak with a professional-technical advisor for assistance in determining how courses taken from previous colleges will transfer. Advisors may also answer questions regarding substitutions for courses taken at another college that are not directly equivalent to a WCC prerequisite course.
3Alternative assessment: Cisco II at a Cisco Networking Academy OR completion of CIS 227 with a B or better OR a challenge exam in the WCC testing center.
4Alternative assessment: Completion of CIS 214 with a B or better OR a challenge exam in the WCC testing center.
STEP 4 - Pay application fee
You must pay a non-refundable fee of $50 in order to apply to the BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity program. Your application will not be processed until this fee has been received. Download the applicant fee form for instructions on how to pay the fee.
Note: The fee is non-refundable. If you are not admitted to this program with your initial application, there will be no refund of the fee.
STEP 5 - Apply to the BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity program online
A paper/PDF version of the application packet is available upon request.
Admission to the BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity program (student selection)
Admission to the BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity program is through a selective application process. The selection committee will review applicants for acceptance based on the number of available seats. For detailed information about how the applications are scored, refer to the BAS in IT networking - cybersecurity applicant rubric.
Applying to the upper division certificates of proficiency
Admission to any of the upper division certificates of proficiency without also applying and being accepted to the BAS degree in IT networking - cybersecurity will be by special approval of the IT networking - cybersecurity program coordinator.