Cybersecurity Student Summer Institute

HCC is proud to offer its annual Cybersecurity Summer Institute (CSI) for high school students. The 2016 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 30 selected students a chance to earn three college credits during the five-week summer institute. Tuition 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 July 19 and August 22, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Mohamed Ghonimy at 240-500-2512 or at

New Course this Fall: Cloud Computing (CYB-246)

This course serves as a basis for understanding the standard cloud terminologies and methodologies needed to implement, maintain, and support cloud technologies and infrastructure. Topics include cloud service and delivery models, various types of disk storage system network infrastructure and management, virtualization components, performance tuning, systems management, troubleshooting and security. Prerequisites: IST-154 and CYB-101.

  • Offered Thursdays from 6-8:45 p.m. & Tuesdays from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Register now.
  • Based on the CompTIA® Cloud+ certification
  • CYB 246 replaces CYB 245 in the A.A.S. Cybersecurity Degree
  • CYB 246 can be used as a restricted elective in the A.S. Cybersecurity Degree
  • For more information, contact Stephen Shank at 240-500-2536 or

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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