Aug 15, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

Cyber Security & Digital Forensics Option, Computer Information Systems, A.S.

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Jon Ventulett, 413.552.2306,


With the world making the move to become a truly digital society, we can now see the cracks that exist within today’s technology. Without cyber security professionals, the world would be at the mercy of cyber criminals. 


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
  • gain the general skills and knowledge needed to transfer into a four-year program and continue their education



This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.


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