Hill College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

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Hill College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Science, Networking Cybersecurity through 2024. The curriculum path includes the completion of stackable certificates leading to the AAS. (60 hours).

  • Computer Science, Technical Core Certificate of Completion (CC 18 hours)
  • Computer Science, Networking Cybersecurity Certificate of Technology (CT 45 hours)

AAS Networking Cybersecurity prepares students to complete nationally recognized industry certification exams such as Microsoft's networking administration, CompTIA's A+, Security+, and Network+. Through these partnerships, discounted exam vouchers are provided to students.

Hill College's mission is to provide high quality comprehensive educational programs and services. The college enhances the educational, cultural, and economic development of its service area and assists both individuals and the community to prepare for a more productive life. Hill College has a long-standing tradition of quality and comprehensive technical education programs. The college can promote Cybersecurity awareness, course offerings, curriculum sharing, and professional development with twenty-eight school district partners.

As a member of the North Texas Community College Consortium, students enjoy seamless transitions from the AAS to 4-year institutions. Hill College has university partnerships with 15 colleges, providing avenues for collaboration of the Cybersecurity program.

We are proud to partner with industry leaders ensuring students obtain marketable skills needed for successful technical careers. The Computer Science department works closely with Continuing Education, providing corporate training utilizing the Texas Workforce Skills Development Grant and The Texas Workforce Commission's Small Business Grant.

Jackie Armstrong next to framed certificate on wallJackie Armstrong along with the designated certificate of the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Degree Options

Technical Core Certificate 
Certificate of Completion 
18 Credit Hours 

Networking Cybersecurity Certificate 
Certificate of Technology 
45 Credit Hours 

Networking Cybersecurity Degree 
Associate of Applied Science 
60 Credit hours 

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For transfer information, please visit North Texas Community College Consortium

Jackie Armstrong 
Computer Science Instructor