Award: Certificate in Information Systems Security
For more information: Contact Ralf Fritze, 443-412-2441, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
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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 breaches, 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
Note: Credit by Examination is offered for students who have experience working in the field of information technology. Please contact Ralf Fritze for more information.
According to the Occupational Handbook, overall employment may increase by as much as 6% by 2026 for computer network architects 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.
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 020. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.
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