NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Governor McAuliffe announced Thursday that Tidewater Community College is the most recent Virginia institution to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in cyber defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
“This new designation at TCC will be key in providing our students with the training they need to be successful in high-tech, high-paying jobs,” Governor Terry McAuliffe said.
TCC is the third Virginia community college to receive the designation. The others are Northern Virginia Community College and Lord Fairfax Community College.
Since its establishment, TCC’s network security and cybersecurity curriculum has been aligned with national standards for cybersecurity put in place by the National Institute for Standards and Technology and the NSA.
“Our faculty and administrators have worked hard to ensure our cybersecurity program meets the highest industry and government standards, and that our graduates are fully prepared to be productive workers in this vitally important field,” said President Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani.