• Current News and Events

  • NEW! Cyber Security CPCCs Are Ready

    (February 9, 2015) ISTM is pleased to announce three new Career Pathway Certificates of Completion (CPCC). These are certificates designed around specific skill sets and are suitable for both degree seekers as well as technical workers with existing degrees but looking to update, enhance, or expand skills in Cyber Security.

    These certificates are available on the mhcc.edu website under Academic and Training or you can see them here:
    Secure Network Technician
    Network and Firewall Security Technician
    Business Cyber Vulnerability Analyst

    Revised Degree Roadmaps for 2015-2016

    (February 5, 2015) The new degree path "road maps" are now available for all ISTM and CIS degrees including the new ISTM CyberSecurity and Networking: Database degree option. For more information, click on " Academics" at the top of the home page.


    MHCC to Run A+ Classes Spring and Summer 2015

    (January 21, 2015) Due to overwhelming demand, MHCC's ISTM department will be running two additional sections of the A+ training in spring and summer terms. When registration opens up, look under Information Systems and Technology Management for ISTM183A in the spring and ISTM183B in the fall. Also, there are still some CompTIA A+ exam vouchers available; however, these vouchers expire in December 2015 so you have to move fast. They are available until they are gone, so see Paul Morris if interested.

    MHCC to host Free FEMA Cyber Security Training
    Feb 19-20, 2015

    *Update: January 20, 2015* TEEX has requested the following information for all attendees: full name, agency, mailing address (to where you want the certificate sent, email, and phone (work or home). If you are interested in participating, please include this information in your email request. If you have already requested, please send a second message with the additional data.

    (January 8, 2015) MHCC's ISTM department will be hosting a Free cyber security training event using new Federal Emergency Management Adminstration (FEMA) material and presented by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). This is a two-day training and will cover AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cyber Security and MGT-384 The EOC's Role in Community Cyber Security.

    These class are free and provide continuing education units (CEUs) and certification. Registration and a FEMA student id are required to attend.

    To register, please contact wayne.machuca@ mhcc.edu

    Click her to obtain a FEMA student id


    MHCC '14-'15 Cybersecurity Cadre earn PACA Cred

    (January 5, 2015) Nearly 20 ISTM cyber security students have earned the Palo Alto Cybersecurity Accreditation (PACA) following this year's ISTM283B class on implementing Next Generation Firewalls. This marks the second year of MHCC's participation in the PACA Academy and our continued commitment to forward-looking cyber security training. Congratulations to all.

    Palo Alto Networks Academy

    For more information on Palo Alto Networks click here.

    Rumor Mill: MHCC Proposes New CyberSecurity: Database Degree

    (December 3, 2014) ISTM instructor Jack Fassel has designed a new database degree within the cybersecurity structure. The working title for this project is ISTM/AAS: CyberSecurity & Networking: DataBase. This degree combines the cyber security structure with the existing Oracle Academy training to develop individuals who can form secure data structures and work in the exploding realm of " Big Data".

    The Notice of Intent to Offer (NoI) has been submitted to the State and is awaiting approval. Pending formal announcement, the actual degree roadmap is being withheld. However, stay tuned for for big release.

    Want to know more? (you'll have to wait!)