MGCCC selected for cyber skills initiative

MGCCC Cyber Security Technology Program was recently designated as a Center of Academic Excellence from the National Security Agency.

The school has met a rigorous set of requirements that implements cyber security across disciplines and preparing the students for the cyber defense workforce.

It’s a two-year program and students can finish with certifications. They can go straight into the workforce or further their educations at a university.

MGCCC will collaborate with other participating community colleges as well as economic development executives across the nation, aimed at educating people for participating in the digital economy. Dean of Teaching and Learning Dr. Emma Miller said, “It’s an honor for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to receive this designation. It says a lot about the hard work that our faculty has put on to their program and it really put us on the map. Students are really excited about this. They are super proud about it and it really speaks volumes on how they will be prepared to enter the workforce.”

There’s a cyber center located on the Harrison County campus that opened last year.

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