Cyber Curriculum Development

The C5 project is bringing together computer science faculty and cybersecurity educators to develop new course content that integrates the two disciplines.

Created with the needs of our nation’s 1,100-plus community colleges in mind, C5’s contemporary cybersecurity content consists of modules that can be seamlessly incorporated into existing computing courses or bundled together to create an introductory cybersecurity-infused computer science course. The initial modules include but are not limited to applied cryptography, secure scripting, and responsible software development.

C5 is seeking community college faculty to pilot test the cybersecurity modules and provide feedback for module improvement. To sign up, complete and submit our online form.  For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The project leads for course development are Dr. Elizabeth Hawthorne of Union County College and Dr. Melissa Dark of Purdue University.