Award: Certificate in Information Systems Security
For more information: Contact Prof. Sabum
Anyangwe, 443-412-2466, firstname.lastname@example.org; or
Advising, Career, and Transfer Services at 443-412-2301.
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This program prepares students to enter the high demand
field of Information Technology Security. With the increase
of viruses and other security breeches, 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
- Sit for CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator) certificate examinations if desired
Note: Credit by Examination is offered for students who have experience working in the field of information technology. Please contact Sabum Anyangwe for more information.
Information Systems Security, 27 credits
Occupations: Information Assurance Specialist, Information Technology Specialist, Network Security Specialist,
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1071.01
Tuition and Fees: $3,900.00
Time to Completion: 1.5 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts increased
growth through 2012 for computer support specialists 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.
A number of opportunities will be available as positions
are created through the Base Realignment and Closure
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018; and MATH 001 or MATH 010. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.