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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2014-2015 Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2014-2015 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. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year program should identify an intended transfer institution as early as possible and complete appropriate courses. Students should always confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements as these are subject to change.

Program Pathway

First Year Fall   First Year Spring
Course Number Course Name Credits   Course Number Course Name Credits
Gen Ed MAT 101 College Algebra or higher 3   ENG 112 Technical Writing I 3
Gen Ed ENG 101 - English Composition 3   IST 109 UNIX/Linux Operating System 3
Gen Ed Behavioral/Social Sciences Gen Ed 3   IST 154 Networking Basics 3
IST 108 Microsoft Operating System 3   IST 160 Introduction to Security Fundamentals 3
IST 102/CYB 101 Introduction to Information Technology or 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 Gen Ed 3   Gen Ed Biological/Physical Science Gen Ed; 3 - 4 credits 3
IST 156 Networking II 4   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities Gen Ed 3
IST 155 Networking I 4   IST 261 Server Management I 3
CYB 225 Tactical Perimeter Defense 3   CYB 245 Introduction to Penetration Testing 3
CYB 240 Ethical Hacking Fundamentals 3   Free Elective Choose in consultation with your advisor; 1 - 3 credits 1
TOTAL   17   TOTAL   13

General Education Requirements (21 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science



Free Electives (1 Credit)

Electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor to satisfy career goals or a transfer college curriculum.

Degree Requirement (60 Credits)

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