Jun 18, 2024  
Catalog 2024-2025 
Catalog 2024-2025

Cyber Security Certificate


Jon Ventulett, 413.552.2306, jventulett@hcc.edu


This certificate introduces students to the foundational concepts of modern computer security.  This can function as a stand-alone certificate program, or be continued into the full Cyber Security and Digital Forensics associate program.


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • understand modern computer architecture
  • become proficient with entry-level Linux usage
  • design and implement databases and explore data organization techniques
  • become familiar with the foundations of criminal justice and forensic investigation
  • create programs using a modern, high-level programming language
  • implement disaster-recovery mechanisms and policies in relation to computer technology
  • understand the fundamentals of computer networks
  • understand the foundations of modern computer security threats and how to prevent them