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A recent agreement between Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (PA) and Montgomery College (MC) gives graduates of MC a clear path to a Computer and Information Sciences degree – with a concentration in Cyber Security – from Harrisburg University.

The agreement provides students who graduate from the College with an A.A.S. degree in Cybersecurity the ability to transfer up to 60 credits to Harrisburg University. Acceptable credits can be used toward fulfilling the 120 credit hours students must complete prior to earning Bachelor of Science degrees from Harrisburg University.

The agreement, effective immediately, will help prepare students for in-demand careers, said DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College.

“Higher education is about preparing students for the workforce needs of today and tomorrow,” Pollard said. “Cybersecurity is undeniably an urgent part of those needs. I am proud that MC is partnering with Harrisburg University to make cybersecurity education more accessible and affordable to students.”

The Cybersecurity A.A.S. degree at MC prepares students for entry-level positions in cybersecurity, and in this case, a transfer pathway to Harrisburg University. The program emphasizes computer security and information assurance concepts augmented with current industry standard techniques. Topics cover threats and vulnerabilities, prevention at the technical (hardware and software) and human levels, detection, response, and management aspects of security.

“Harrisburg University is pleased to partner with Montgomery College to provide students a pathway to our CIS Cybersecurity program,” said University President Dr. Eric Darr. “This agreement ensures that Montgomery College Cybersecurity graduates have full access to an affordable, world-class computer and information sciences education.”

About Montgomery College
Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves nearly 60,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 130 areas of study.

About Harrisburg University
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Harrisburg University is a private non-profit university offering bachelor and graduate degree programs in science, technology, and math fields. For more information on the University’s affordable demand-driven undergraduate and graduate programs, call 717-901-5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.

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