To keep up with increasing demands Bucks County Community College has developed a new cybersecurity major for this fall. Provost Lisa Angelo says the new program is a result of the increased demand for highly skilled cybersecurity workers.

The two year major will be a part of BCCC’s highly revered Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) department.

The major is meant to parallel the first two years of study required by similar majors offered at 4-year colleges and universities.

Graduates of this program will learn to evaluate hardware and software components of modern computing environments, assess system threats, evaluate the cyber defense tools, create secure systems, and plenty of other tech-savvy skills.

The degree should prepare students for upper division coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.

Classes at BCCC begin August 22, and tuition is only $150 per credit. Students may apply for free online at www.bucks.edu

WBCB’s Jackson Sternberg contributed to this report.