Cybersecurity Center

The MCC Cybersecurity Center has been established to promote cyber-awareness to meet the growing need for a well-trained cybersecurity workforce. Through efforts directed at becoming a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, the MCC Cybersecurity Center has the following goals:

  1. Be a resource to promote (CAE-CD) programs, news, events and security awareness broadly.
  2. Provide high quality and rigorous (CAE-CD) programs designed to meet the needs of employers in the public and private sectors.
  3. Provide affordable and flexible (CAE-CD) education and training options that help promote student achievement, retention, completion and placement.
  4. Provide innovative, comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and training in the (CAE-CD) field.
  5. Continuously develop working relationship models for K-12 schools to engage students at an early age to enter (CAE-CD) fields of study. Develop and maintain articulation with four year institutions in the CAE framework.
  6. Continuously improve the quality of (CAE-CD) programs, curricula, faculty, students and sponsored relationships with industry and community partners.

Provide leadership and obtain sponsored research funding from both the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency in support of our CAE-CD efforts. 

Programs of study at MCC

Students wishing to pursue careers in cybersecurity can choose from the following learning paths. For additional information, we encourage you to speak with an academic advisor and attend a cybersecurity information session.

Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree options

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD)


The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Metropolitan Community College Kansas City as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through year 2023.