CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY2019 - 2020
INFORMATION ASSURANCE AND CYBERSECURITY CERTIFICATE
Award: Certificate in Information Systems Security
No. of credits required: 
27
For more information: Contact Ralf Fritze, 443-412-2441, rfritze@harford.edu; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this program of study students will be able to:
  1. Apply software patches to operating systems and applications
  2. Assess a computer system's security vulnerabilities using appropriate resources
  3. Use standard software tools to detect attempted security breaches of computer systems
  4. Implement computer network security defenses

REQUIRED COURSES
 NumberTitle Credits
 CIS 102Introduction to Information Sciences 3   
 CIS 104Computer Operating Systems 3   
 CIS 135Introduction to Networks 3   
 CIS 210Fundamentals of Network Security 3   
 CIS 211MS Windows Server Operating System 3   
 ISS 220Strategic Infrastructure Security 3   
 ISS 221Network Defense & Countermeasures 3   
 ISS 222Computer Forensics 3   
 PHIL 221Business Ethics 3   
 Total Credits27  

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.

EMPLOYMENT 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.

 

CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
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.