Oct 05, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
College Catalog 2022-2023

Cyber Security Certificate

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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 associates 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

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