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A quick scan of the daily news and you're bound to see headlines sharing the latest cyber attack, data breach, hack, and more.

The internet touches almost every aspect of our daily lives and cybersecurity plays a huge role in ensuring online safety as well as the safety of our infrastructure including electricity, transportation, and financial institutions. Businesses and organizations recognize the need to protect themselves and they need people like you to face the new and exciting challenges along the way.


At Harford Community College, we offer cybersecurity degree and certificate options that can prepare you for transfer, career advancement, and/or transition into the cybersecurity field.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Applied Science

Cyber Defense Certificate

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate


No. of Credits:

Associate of Applied Science: 60

Cyber Defense Certificate: 39

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate: 27



David Law




Dawn Grissom








Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)


National Center of Academic Excellence

Harford's Information Assurance and Cybersecurity degree has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your cybersecurity studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in cybersecurity through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Networks

MS Windows Server Operating System


Network Defense and Countermeasures

Fundamentals of Network Security

Computer Forensics

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree or certificate in cybersecurity at Harford, you can work towards your bachelor's degree, advance your career, and/or start a new career working in the cyber field.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Stevenson University
  • Howard University
  • George Washington University

Potential Careers

  • Computer Network Defense Analysts
  • Network Administrators
  • Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technicians
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Technician
  • Vulnerability Analyst

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.