Student Summer Institute

HCC is proud to offer its annual Cybersecurity Summer Institute (CSI) for high school students. The 2015 CSI will offer a unique learning opportunity for students who are interested in advancing their education in a field related to cybersecurity, information technology, and computer science. This competitive program will offer 20 select students a chance to earn three college credits during the five-week summer institute. At the end of the institute, students will have the opportunity to take an exam at the testing center to be certified in Cloud Computing (CompTIA Cloud+). Tuition and fees will be funded partially by HCC's ESSENCE program and a National Science Foundation grant.

The summer institute will be held on the campus of Hagerstown Community College in the STEM Building between June 15 and July 16, 2015. The course number is CYB-246. Deadline to register is June 10. For more information, contact Mohamed Ghonimy at 240-500-2512 or

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HCC is the regional leader in cybersecurity programming. Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes, and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs, and data from attack, damage, or unauthorized access. In a computing context, the term “security” implies cybersecurity. The amount that the government spends on information technology, and cybersecurity in particular, is expected to increase in 2014. The proposed budget increase will allot more than $13 billion to cyber programs. The college currently offers two associate degrees in cybersecurity and a number of specialized certificates.

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