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Launch Your Career in Cybersecurity! 

Carroll’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cybersecurity and Credit Certificate in Network Security will prepare you for success in cybersecurity, computer network security and administration, and related fields. 

Why Cybersecurity?

Why Carroll for Cybersecurity?

  • Hands-on training. Via intensive activities in our state-of-the-art cybersecurity lab, you gain valuable real world skills.
  • Career-focused program. Designed in coordination with cybersecurity leaders and professionals, our program provides you with the knowledge and experience most desired by employers.
  • Career navigation services. You work with Carroll’s Cyber Technology Navigator to locate internship and career opportunities, as well as develop your résumé and interviewing skills.
  • Jobs. More than half of Carroll’s cybersecurity students seeking a position have found related employment within 12 months of entering the program.

This program is part of Cyber-Technology Pathways across Maryland (CPAM), a state-wide consortium that includes 14 of Maryland's 16 community colleges and more than 40 businesses, professional organizations and workforce system partners. Funded by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant awarded from the U.S. Department of Labor, CPAM is designed to facilitate the creation of career pathways, from basic education through college, leading to Cyber-Technology related jobs within Maryland.

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Associate of Applied Science-Cybersecurity

Faculty Advisor: Matt Day Phone: 410-386-8022 Email: Navigator: Marlene Titus Phone: 410-386-8554 Email: The Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare students for a career in cybersecurity, computer network security and administration, or related field. The program provides a well-rounded base of knowledge and skills including computer networking and network security, network analysis, systems hardening, penetration testing, forensics, scripting, and technical writing and documentation. The program incorporates a combination of classroom instruction and internship opportunities to provide an effective career preparation experience. Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

General Education Requirements

Cybersecurity Requirements

CYBR Elective

  • Take 6 additional CYBR credits.:
    • Cyber Security*

Carroll Community College’s Cybersecurity program is unique in that students in the program benefit from a full-time Cyber Technology Navigator. The Navigator combines college and career advising (exclusively for Cybersecurity students) with outreach to employers and businesses. 

Specifically, the Navigator is responsible for:

Employer Outreach: 

  • Promoting the Cybersecurity program and its students to employers
  • Locating careers and internship opportunities in the region
  • Arranging employer campus visits
  • Recruiting employers for Carroll’s annual IT/Cybersecurity Career Fair
  • Collecting job market information and hiring trends

Student Support:

  • Providing career and coursework advising services personalized for each student’s areas of interest
  • Developing resume, interviewing and job search skills
  • Connecting students directly with hiring managers
  • Coordinating mock interview, security clearance, professional presentation and networking skills workshops
  • Assisting students with the industry certification process

Matt Day, MBA, BS – Computer Information Science, CompTIA A+, CCENT
Director of Cyber Technology

As the Cybersecurity program’s director, Matt is responsible for the implementation and administration of the program.  He has twenty years of experience in network administration, systems support and technology training, and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science, as well as CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCENT certifications.  Matt instructs CYBR-151, Networking 1, CYBR-152, Networking 2, and CYBR-191, Cybersecurity Capstone.

Office: Room M*257
Contact: or 410-386-8022

Marlene Titus, JD
Cyber Technology Navigator

As the Cybersecurity program’s navigator, Marlene works with employers to locate internship and career opportunities for the program’s students.   A former attorney, Marlene has served on numerous boards in the community, including the Carroll Technology Council, Carroll Lutheran Village, Taneytown Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Public Schools Education Foundation.

Office: Room M*257
Contact: or 410-386-8554

Bobby Keller, CompTIA A+, Network+, OSFCE
Cyber Technology Coordinator

As the Cybersecurity program’s coordinator, Bobby oversees all technology implementation in the cybersecurity labs.  He has over twenty-five years of systems administration and hardware/software integration experience.  A former police detective and trained forensics investigator, Bobby holds CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.  He instructs CYBR-106, Computer Repair and Support 1, CYBR-107, Computer Repair and Support 2, CYBR -121, Network Essentials, CYBR-181, Installing & Configuring Windows Server, and CYBR-201, Digital Forensics.

Office: Room M*257
Contact: or 410-386-8215.

Ron Abigill, BS - Computer Information Systems, Master's Certificate - Oracle 9i, CISSP, CompTIA Security+
Adjunct Instructor

Ron is a systems engineer with over ten years of experience in systems engineering and systems security, working on current projects related to DoD enterprise-level software application security.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master’s Certificate in Oracle, as well as CISSP and CompTIA Security+ certifications.  Ron instructs CYBR-122, Network Security.


Rob Densock, MS - Computer Science, BS - Computer Science, CCNA
Adjunct Instructor

Rob is a network manager with over 25 years of experience in network design and network operations support.  He holds a master's degree in Computer Science with a concentration in telecommunications and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science as well as a Cisco CCNA certification.  Rob instructs CYBR-151, Networking 1 and CYBR -152, Networking 2.


John Fenner, MS - Information Technology, CISSP, ISSEP, CCNA, CompTIA Security+
Adjunct Instructor

John is a senior systems engineer with over twenty years of experience in systems engineering and fifteen years of experience in information assurance.  He holds a master’s degree in Information Technology from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy, as well as CISSP, ISSEP, CCNA and CompTIA Security+ certifications.  John instructs CYBR-122, Network Security.


Jack Lounsbury, MS – Network Security, BS - Internetworking
Adjunct Instructor

Jack is a telecommunications engineer with over seventeen years of experience in the telecommunications industry.  He holds a master’s degree in Network Security and a bachelor’s degree in Internetworking.   Jack instructs CYBR-106, Computer Repair and Support 1 and CYBR-107, Computer Repair and Support 2.


Bill MacCormack, MS – Information Assurance, OSCP, CISSP, GSE, CompTIA Network+ Security+, Linux+
Adjunct Instructor

Bill is a cybersecurity engineer and penetration tester with over ten years of experience in the information technology and cybersecurity fields.  He holds a master's degree in Information Assurance, as well as OSCP, CISSP, GSE, and CompTIA Network+, Security+ and Linux+ certifications.  Bill instructs CYBR-241, Network Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing.


Paul Whitney, MS – Cybersecurity, BS – Computer Studies, CompTIA Security+, RHCSA, CISSP
Adjunct Instructor

Paul is a systems engineer with over 26 years of experience in UNIX/Linux systems administration.  He holds a master’s degree in Cybersecurity and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Studies as well as CompTIA Security+, Red Hat Certified System Administrator, and CISSP certifications.  Paul instructs CYBR-182, Linux Systems Administration.


Ronald Wilson, CompTIA A+, Network+
Adjunct Instructor

Ronald is an intelligence specialist with over ten years of experience in the United States Navy performing cryptology and intelligence gathering.  He holds CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.  Ronald instructs CYBR-106, Computer Repair and Support 1, CYBR-107, Computer Repair and Support 2 and CYBR -121, Network Essentials.


The Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare students for a career in cybersecurity, computer network security and administration, computer support, or a related field.  Career options in the cybersecurity field are excellent, with expected job growth in the field of 36.5% through 2022.  Additionally, the Maryland/D.C./Virginia region is ranked #1 nationally for cybersecurity job opportunities.  Due to the increasing occurrence of cybersecurity breaches and society’s dependence on technology, nearly every organization and employer has a need for cybersecurity professionals or services. 

Wide range of employers:
  • Federal, State, and Local government agencies
  • Private employers of all industry sectors
  • Cybersecurity and IT-specific organizations and employers
  • Consulting


Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to a four-year institution should check with ARTSYS and that institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not.

Daniel Hooper-verticalEMPLOYER FEEDBACK 

“When I’m looking for the strongest, best prepared IT and cyber candidates, students from Carroll Community College’s Cybersecurity program are among the top applicants. We have interviewed and hired students from the program and their education and hands-on training experience are impressive. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the college and Carroll’s Cyber Technology Navigator, Marlene Titus.”

Linda Harley, Recruiter
Koniag Government Services

“Many of our job seekers have chosen Carroll Community College as their choice for Cybersecurity training. We are pleased with the quality of skills training they receive to be competitive in this high demand industry.”

Denise Rickell, Manager
Business and Employment Resource Center

“We have found the candidates from Carroll Community College’s Cybersecurity program have not only the knowledge, but the hands-on training experience necessary to make it as dynamic members of our team! We look forward to continuing our partnership with the college and Marlene Titus (Cyber Technology Navigator).”

Emily Cosgrove, Technical Support Manager
CompuGroup Medical US

“Carroll Community College is providing the type of cybersecurity training that is essential when working in the real world. While working with the students we have been impressed with their level of knowledge and confidence. We trust the college’s recommendations for our internship program and it’s very evident after only a short period of time that these students are ready for the workforce.”

Zach Tomlin, CEO
Tomlin Technology, Inc.


"The hands on-experience and teaching helps students learn the material, and gives them confidence when sitting for the certification exams. The instructors are extremely helpful to students and share their personal and business experience in the IT field. Mrs. Titus, the program navigator, is very involved with helping students by having local businesses come talk to students, and helping students gain employment while attending school."

Dan Hooper, Student

“The Cybersecurity program has been fantastic. All of the instructors have prior experience in the field, which they incorporate into their class lessons. Because of the career fairs and employer visits that Marlene (the Cyber Technology Navigator) arranges, I have already been offered jobs within the first year.”

Cole Lockhart, Student

“As a student entering a new career path, the Cybersecurity program here at Carroll is exceptional. I chose this program because of the staff and the cybersecurity lab. There are some things you can learn from a book, but the added hands-on classwork in the lab is going to be a big plus when I step back out into the workforce.”

Christina Zwirko, Student 

“The Cyber Security program at Carroll has helped me pursue my passion for IT. Between in depth hands on training and knowledgeable instructors, you can't lose.”

Pat Rickell, Student

  1. Students will effectively communicate technical information to others with varying technology backgrounds, verbally and in writing, using criteria defined by the program.
  2. Students will apply technical reasoning to diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve challenges and threats.
  3. Students will demonstrate effective documentation and reporting skills as measured by industry defined technical documentation standards.
  4. Students will research and apply technical information to cybersecurity issues.
  5. Students will evaluate security scenarios and threats and formulate effective action plans that mitigate risk.