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This program is accelerated, comprised of several industry-standard certifications, offered in a cohort format, modular, and competency based. Completed coursework, industry certifications, and prior learning may be eligible for credit. Upon completion, students will have earned industry certifications and a Certificate in Cyber Defense. They will have the knowledge and skills to apply for jobs such as Computer Network Defense Analysts, Network Administrators, Computer Network Defense Infrastructure Support, Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Technicians, and Systems Administrators. Students desiring to further their education beyond the Cyber Defense Certificate can stack their college credits to articulate to Harford Community College's Information Assurance and Cybersecurity A.A.S. degree and ultimately to a bachelor's degree.
Harford's Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in cybersecurity is expected to increase by 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Additionally, the 2015 Burning Glass Job Market Intelligence report indicates that job postings for cybersecurity positions have grown three times as fast as overall IT jobs and command an average of $6,500 more in annual salaries.
If eligible, financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private), institutional financing plans, local workforce investment boards, or VA benefits. Click here for current tuition rates.
Harford Community College is excited to offer our veteran members valuable opportunities and resources from the Department of Homeland Security that can help them transition into their next mission: a rewarding career in cybersecurity. Click here to download a Cybersecurity Training and Education Guide for Veterans.
Are you available for evening classes between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m.?
Are you at least 18 years of age and eligible to work in the United States?
Are you TAA Displaced, Unemployed, Underemployed, a Veteran or spouse, or a Minority?
Are you able to commit to a rigorous course schedule and complete the full program?
You are eligible for this program if you can answer yes to these questions.
Christine Brown, Career Navigator
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Harford Community College is a partner with Cyber Pathways across Maryland (CPAM), a collaboration of fourteen community colleges tasked with creating a statewide pipeline of qualified individuals in Cybersecurity. This program is funded by a TAACCCT grant which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.
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