Cybersecurity Center

Harford Community College offers students a variety of options to enter the critically important field of cybersecurity.

Whether you are looking to get started in a cyber career, to enhance a current skill-set, or increase your cyber awareness, Harford has courses and programs to help you achieve your objective.

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.

Cyber Defense Certificate

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.

These courses and certifications not only aid in career advancement but may also count toward prior learning credit for those wishing to move on to a certificate or degree program.

CompTIA®: A+  |  CASP  |  Network+  |  Security+



EC-Council: CEH

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National Center of Academic Excellence

Harford's Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

CIS Advisory Committee

The IAC/CIS Advisory Committee is an assemblage of individuals from industry, government, and academia who bring unique skills and perspectives that guide curriculum development and evaluation.  The Committee makes recommendations to inform HCC of current and upcoming industry needs and standards to ensure our graduates are well prepared for entry-level positions or for transfer to 4-year institutions.

Mr. Sabum Anyangwe, Harford Community College
Dr. Roberto Cavazos, University of Baltimore
Ms. Portia Crowe, PEO C32
Mr. Ben Curley, T2S Solutions
Mr. Danny  DeMarinis, University Reseach Park
Mr. Ralf Fritze, Harford Community College
Mr. Jack Getz, Harford County Public Schools
Ms. Dawn Grissom, Harford Community College

Mr. Madrice Guy, Harford Community College
Ms. Pam Karwowski, Harford Community College
Mr. Joe Kovacic, US Defense Information Systems Agency & Defense Spectrum OrganizationMr. David Law, Harford Community College
Mr. Rob Limpert, Harford County Public Schools
Mr. Anthony  Lisuzzo, ShipCom
Mr. Frank Mayer, Harford Community College
Mr. Toby Musser, MNS Group
Ms. Michele Pulaski
Mr. Albert Richardson, Harford Community College
Mr. Lugi Romano
Mr. Michael Shirk, Harford Community College
Ms. Cassandra Boyer, CECOM SEC
Mr. Marc Troiani, Troiani Associates
Ms. Teri Weston, Harford Community College