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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2022-2023 Catalog 
    Jun 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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The career program in Cybersecurity is designed for students who plan to enter the field of Information Security. Major areas of study include network fundamentals, ethics, penetration testing, computer forensics, and operating systems. This A.A.S. program is a career degree, preparing students for the workforce after graduation. However, students can opt to transfer to a four-year program rather than start a career, but should confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
ENG 112 Technical Writing 3   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
MAT 115 Quantitative Reasoning 3   CSC 109 UNIX/Linux Operating System 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Science 3   IST 154 Networking Basics 3
IST 108 Microsoft Operating System 3   IST 160 Introduction to Security Fundamentals 3
CYB 101 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3   CYB 210 Ethics in the Information Age 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
Second Year Fall   Second Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed Diversity 3   Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science Gen Ed; 3-4 credits 3
IST 155 Networking I 4   CYB 225 Tactical Perimeter Defense 3
IST 156 Networking II 4   IST 261 Server Management I 3
IST 166 Computer Forensics I 3   CYB 224 Ethical Hacking Fundamentals 3
Elective Choose in consultation with an advisor
*(IST 269  or STU 106  are recommended)   
1   CYB 246 Introduction to Cloud Computing 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

General Education Requirements (18 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science



* A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ENG-112

Free Electives (1 Credit)

Free electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor.
*(IST 269  or STU 106  are recommended)    

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)

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