Cybersecurity Programs of Study
Accelerated AAS: Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
Recognizing the critical importance of effectively and quickly preparing a skilled cybersecurity workforce, Harford offers an accelerated AAS degree program. The Monday/Wednesday evening program includes online and hybrid courses that can be completed in 17 months. Same skills, less time, faster entry into the world of cyber.
AAS degree in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
For students interested in immediately entering the workforce or transferring to a four-year institution, the AAS degree prepares you to enter the high-demand field of information technology security. With the increase of computer viruses and other security breaches, companies need professionals who can protect their data and equipment from internal and external security threats. Students gain hands-on experience with the latest hardware and software and learn to implement appropriate security policies and procedures.
Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate
This program prepares students to enter the high demand field of Information Technology Security. This program is designed for individuals with IT experience who are looking to advance their career in the cybersecurity field.
This accelerated program is comprised of several industry-standard certications offered in a cohort format which is modular and competency based. Upon completing the program students will have the knowledge and skills to apply for jobs such as Computer Network Defense Analysts, Network Administrators, Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technicians, and Systems Administrators. Students desiring to further their education beyond the Certificate can stack their credits to articulate to the Information Assurance and Cybersecurity AAS degree and ultimately to a bachelor’s degree.