Threats to data security are increasing exponentially and businesses across the globe are in need of trained, experienced cybersecurity experts to protect and secure their data and the integrity of their operating systems. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing industry and is projected to grow at an annual rate of approximately 12% through 2030.  

Recognized by the National Security Administration, Hill College’s Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science, Networking Security offers students a pathway to an Associate of Applied Science degree in computer science, a total of 60 transferrable credit hours. 

The program introduces students to the fundamentals of cybersecurity as well as systems defense, data management, and programming. The program also prepares students for industry certification exams, including Microsoft networking administration, CompTIA’s A+, Security+, and Network+. Graduates are provided with discounted exam vouchers as well to help aid in furthering their education and careers. 

Hill College has a reputation for quality, comprehensive educational programs. 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. 

In addition, by partnering with numerous industry leaders, Hill College continues to ensure that students master the skills needed for success in their chosen career paths. Through grants like the Texas Workforce Skills Development grant and the Texas Workforce Commission’s Small Business grant, the Computer Science Department provides courses for current students, as well as individuals looking to increase their skills and knowledge to enter this high-demand industry.

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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 


 Information and Best Practices


Resources for Students

National Cybersecurity Training & Education Center 
The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education 
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies
Women in Cybersecurity 
Finding a Cybersecurity Career
Cybersecurity 101
Cybersecurity Degree Center 



Cybersecurity Competition Links for Students

The National Cyber League - 
NCAE Cyber Games - 
Hack The Box - 
Former student with awards
Former student Crayton Rogers 


2023-2024 Advisory Committee
Brook Justice
Justice IT Consulting

Phillip Cantrell
IT Director
Hill County, Texas

Lant Colburn
Creative Digital Inc.
dba CDi Computers
Steven Logan
Chief Operating Officer
Burleson ISD
Matt Wilkin
System Administrator
Godley ISD
Brazos Wortham
Director of Technology Services
Scinary Cybersecurity, LLC.

Alex Mosher


Jeffie (Jackie) Armstrong 
Computer Science Instructor 


Me-Ying-Elaine-Lin-_-Computer-Science.pngMei-Ying (Elaine) Lin, EdD 



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Richard Sellers

Dewayne Hawpe