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Center for Cybersecurity

Center for Cybersecurity

Center for Cybersecurity

HCC Center for Cybersecurity works to advance the practice and public awareness of information technology (IT) security through education and service. Our faculty offer guidance to students, members of different academic disciplines across the College, local government and industry partners. We are dedicated to bridging education with exploration to provide an environment that fosters applied research in IT security, with a focus on innovation and learning. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated HCC as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through academic year 2026.

Cybersecurity A.A.S

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The career program in Cybersecurity is designed for students who plan to enter the field of Information Security. Major areas of study include network fundamentals, ethics, penetration testing, computer forensics, and operating systems. This A.A.S. program is a career degree, preparing students for the workforce after graduation. However, students can opt to transfer to a four-year program rather than start a career, but should confer with advisors and transferring institutions for specific requirements.