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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, A.A.S.

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
ENG 101 English Composition 
(ELL 101  is an approved substitution for ENG 101)
3   ENG 112 Technical Writing I 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 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   Gen Ed Arts/Humanities 3
IST 156 Networking II 4   IST 261 Server Management I 3
CYB 225 Tactical Perimeter Defense 3   CYB 246 Introduction to Cloud Computing 3
CYB 240 Ethical Hacking Fundamentals 3   Elective Choose in consultation an advisor 1
TOTAL   17   TOTAL   13

General Education Requirements (21 Credits)


Behavioral/Social Sciences

Biological/Physical Science



* A minimum grade of “C” or better is required for ELL-101 and ENG-101


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)