Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate
Award: Certificate in Information Systems Security
No. of credits required: 27
For more information: Contact Ralf Fritze, 443-412-2441, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
This program prepares students to enter the high demand field of Information Technology Security. With the increase of viruses and other security breaches, companies need professionals who can protect data and equipment from internal and external security threats. Students in this program gain hands-on experience with the latest hardware and software and learn to implement appropriate security policies and procedures.
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
- Apply software patches to operating systems and applications
- Assess a computer system's security vulnerabilities using appropriate resources
- Use standard software tools to detect attempted security breaches of computer systems
- Implement computer network security defenses
According to the Occupational Handbook, overall employment may increase by as much as 6% by 2026 for computer network architects due to the integration of sophisticated technologies and the need to implement security measures. The information assurance and cybersecurity field is expected to generate many new jobs over the next decade as firms across all industries place a high priority on safeguarding their data and systems.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003 Reading and Understanding College Textbooks and ENG 012 Basic Writing, or ENG 018 Integrated Reading and Writing, and MATH 020 Pre-Algebra I. See graduation requirement details in this catalog for further information.
|CIS 102||Introduction to Information Sciences (GI)||3|
|CIS 104||Computer Operating Systems||3|
|CIS 135||Introduction to Networks||3|
|CIS 210||Fundamentals of Network Security||3|
|CIS 211||MS Windows Server Operating System||3|
|ISS 220||Strategic Infrastructure Security||3|
|ISS 221||Network Defense & Countermeasures||3|
|ISS 222||Computer Forensics||3|
|PHIL 221||Business Ethics (GH)||3|
Note: Credit by Examination is offered for students who have experience working in the field of information technology. Please contact Ralf Fritze for more information.
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)