Mt Hood Community College is the leading provider of CyberSecurity training at the Associates Degree level in the State of Oregon.

Other important links:


WCC Cybersecurity Center

CyberWatch West

National Cyber League




Paul Morris, CCSP | Senior ISTM Faculty
503-491-7303 | paul.morris -at- | AC 2778

Dr. Wayne Machuca, CEH | ISTM Faculty
503-491-7631 | wayne.machuca -at- | AC 2776

Welcome to the Oregon Center for Cyber Security at Mt Hood Community College located in Gresham, Oregon.

MHCC has developed a CyberSecurity Center to provide access to Information Security and Information Assurance (IA) resources.

MHCC is the only community college in Oregon with an AAS in CyberSecurity & Networking.

Current News and Events


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.

For more information on the event [click here]

To register, please contact wayne.machuca -at- mhcc -dot- edu

To obtain a FEMA student id [click here]

For more information on TEEX sponsored cyber security training [click here]Texas A&M Engineering Extension

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 committment to forward-looking cyber security training. Congratulations to all.

MHCC is a Palo Alto 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!)




MHCC is a CISCO Academy

MHCC is a member of CyberWatch

MHCC is in the application phase for CNSS

MHCC is a Palo Alto Academy