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.
$90,120: the median annual wage of an Information Security Analyst. ( Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor)
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. You can reach Jen Wheeler, the navigator for the Cybersecurity program, at 410-386-8410 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSpecifically, the Navigator is responsible for:
Matt Day, MBA, BS – Computer Information Science, CompTIA A+, Network+ Security+, CySA+, CCNADirector of Cyber TechnologyAs 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: email@example.com or 410-386-8022
Bobby Keller, CompTIA A+,Network+, Security+, OSFCECyber 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-386-8215.
Ron Abigill, BS - ComputerInformation Systems, Master's Certificate - Oracle 9i, CISSP, CompTIA Security+Adjunct InstructorRon 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 - ComputerScience, BS - Computer Science, CCNAAdjunct 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 - InformationTechnology, 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 – NetworkSecurity, BS - InternetworkingAdjunct 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.
Our curriculum is designed and continuously reviewed by an advisory board of industry experts and business leaders, ensuring the program meets all current skill and knowledge requirements. You can visit our Advisory Boards page to see the list of Business and Accounting Advisory Board members, as well as advisory board members for our other programs.
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
Students who select this curriculum and wish to transfer later to
a four-year institution should check with ARTSYS
institution. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may
Carroll has transfer agreements with virtually every public college and university in Maryland, as well as many other schools in Maryland and across the country. Learn more about transferring your courses to a different institution or explore Transfer Agreements by area of study.
“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, RecruiterKoniag 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, ManagerBusiness 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 ManagerCompuGroup 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, CEOTomlin 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
of the AAS degree program in Cybersecurity is to prepare students for a career
in cybersecurity, computer network security and administration, or a related
field by providing a well-rounded base of knowledge including computer
networking and network security, network analysis, systems hardening,
penetration testing, forensics, scripting, and technical writing and
completion of the program, students will be able to: