Program Details

The IT Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares students to support the information security needs of businesses. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to identify cyber threats, implement and maintain proper security measures, respond to system intrusions, and provide creative solutions to emerging risks. A final goal of the program is to prepare students to sit for the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA CySA+, and EC-Council's Certified Ethical Hacker.

A Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) in IT Cybersecurity is also available for IT professionals who have already completed IT Network Technology courses. Please view the Program Description and contact IT program director, Ronda Black


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The National Security Agency and a committee of academic peers designated Gallatin College MSU as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through academic year 2028.  According to the agency, the college’s ability to meet increasing demands will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure, address the critical shortage of professionals with cybersecurity skills, and highlight the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s cyberspace.

The point of contact for the program of study is Ronda Black. Please reach out via email at or call 406-994-1936.



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For questions or more information on the IT Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program please fill out our inquiry form or contact: 

406-994-5536    101 Hamilton Hall 



Learn about admissions requirements and fill out your application today. 


East Campus

Gallatin College East Campus
751 Osterman Dr .Ste 107
Bozeman, MT 59715


Please note: Students will need reliable all-season personal transportation as public transportation is not available for all course locations.

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CAE Events


Gallatin College MSU CyberSecurity Welcomes CrowdStrike's Expert Robin Jackson, (Agenda: Current Cybersecurity Threats overview and Discussions)

  • Friday 2/2/24 from 12:00 - 1:00PM
  • Location Gallatin College East IT Lab GCE 12

Robin Jackson, principal consultant for CrowdStrike, has had extensive experience investigating some of today’s most prolific threat actors. He’s also done security research for a number of organizations and is well-versed in the kind of digital crimes that can victimize organizations. As a member CrowdStrike’s professional services team, he works with the Incident Response and Falcon Intelligence™ teams.”



MSU and Gallatin College Cybersecurity Resources and Information

Industry Involvement 

Gallatin College IT and Cybersecurity Faculty

Contact information

Ronda Black
Program Director - Information Technology |Gallatin College | Montana State University
705 Osterman Drive, Suite 107
P.O. Box 170515
Bozeman MT 59717
Tel: (406) 994-9136