Cybersecurity Center

Honolulu Community College has developed this Cybersecurity Center to showcase the different cybersecurity related programs and resources available to students and faculty. Honolulu Community College has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year (CAE2Y). This program, which is sponsored by the NSA and the DHS, recognizes collegiate institutions which have met their standards of excellence in Information Assurance education.

Academic Credit Programs

The core Information Assurance program at Honolulu CC is the Computing Security & Networking Technology (CSNT) Program. The CSNT program provides students with a wide background in Information and Communication Technology. Imbedded in this program is a Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Information Assurance (IA). The CA in IA is built on the knowledge unit requirements for a collegiate institution to be recognized as a CAE2Y. The program also features support for the following industry recognized certifications: A+, LINUX+, Security+, CCNA, Network +, MTA and CySat+. In addition, the CSNT program also offers a third year of study which articulates to the Bachelors of Applied Science in Information Security Assurance at the University of Hawaii at West Oahu.

CSNT Fall Semester 2020 Course Delivery Plans

  • For Fall Semester 2020, in order to protect the safety of our students, the majority of CSNT courses will be delivered in a Hybrid Mode
  • Hybrid courses will meet one day a week in-person and a second day a week on-line with remote laboratory exercises.
  • The maximum capacity of students in a classroom at one time will be limited to 10/11, so the courses with larger class sizes, will be broken up into two groups.
  • The in-person class time will continue with extensive hands-on laboratory exercises, which is what the CSNT program is known for.
  • The on-line class period will consist of remote exercises which will utilize on-line resources such as the CSNT datacenter, Netlabs and Microsoft's Azure Cloud services.
  • The majority of in-class sessions will be broadcasted over Zoom, in order to support students who might be feeling ill and will need to stay home
  • Some of the CSNT classrooms have remote access capabilities, so students will be able to do their hands-on labs from home.
  • Each student will be assigned a single keyboard and mouse, which they will be responsible to bring to each class session.
  • Students are encouraged to bring in their own laptops for classroom usage.
  • Additional campus information will be available from the Honolulu Community College website.
  • Specific information for each course delivery method can be obtain by emailing the CSNT course instructor:

Non Credit Programs

Non-credit continuing education course offerings at Honolulu CC are supported by the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT). PCATT offers an extensive selection of Cybersecurity related courses for industry professionals looking to upgrade their skills or learn new skills. Cybersecurity related courses offered include, Security+, CISSP, CEH, CCNA Security, MCSE and much more. PCATT also offers customized training to meet the needs of your organization.

Cyber Events/Competitions


Honolulu CC's Library webpage, for online resources about computer and network security, plus alerts and updates about threats and breaches.

Hands-On Learning Resources

The CSNT program provides students with an extensive amount of hands-on training. Most courses contain a laboratory portion (3 hours per week) where the student will gain experience configuring and managing real systems. (routers, switches, servers, firewalls, IDS Systems)

A CSNT datacenter has been developed which provides students with remote access to a virtual server environment. CSNT students will have the ability to connect remotely into the CSNT datacenter thru a VPN tunnel. Most CSNT classroom also have the ability for remote VPN access.

Points of Contact

Aaron Tanaka, Technical Coordinator: Computing Security & Networking Technology
Beryl Morimoto, Program Manager: Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training