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Battelle funding new Cybersecurity program at CBC

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PASCO, Wash., -- Columbia Basin College is starting a new, comprehensive program in Cybersecurity to include a one-year certificate, two-year associate's degree, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. 

The certificate and associate degree programs will start Fall 2012 and the bachelor program is planned for Fall 2013. 

Battelle is contributing $118,000 for development and implementation of the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Science program since it will be solely funded through fees, grants, and donations. 

The program will admit 18 students to its initial class.

Battelle operates the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy.