HCC to offer cybersecurity summer institute for high school students and graduates

(March 8, 2017) – Hagerstown Community College will offer a Cybersecurity Institute this summer for area high school students and 2017 graduates. This competitive seven-week program provides three college credits at the completion of the summer program. It will be held from June 19 to August 3, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:15 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 to 11:15 a.m., on HCC’s main campus.

This is a unique learning opportunity for high school students who are interested in advancing their education in a field related to cybersecurity, information technology, and computer science. Students will choose CYB 101 – Introduction to Cybersecurity or IST 160 – Introduction to Security Fundamentals. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. number DUE-1400528.

Tuition will be funded partially by HCC’s ESSENCE program and a National Science Foundation grant. Enrollment is limited. To apply for the institute or learn more, contact Mohamed Ghonimy at 240-500-2512 or meghonimy@hagerstowncc.edu, or Steve Ferguson at 240-500-2672 or srferguson@hagerstowncc.edu