The State Senate Study Committee on Cyber Security Education convened at the Chattahoochee Technical College North Metro Campus in Acworth on Thursday, Nov. 9 to continue its assessment of cybersecurity education available for Georgia students.
Chaired by Sen. Bruce Thompson, this committee was created in March 2017 with the adoption of Senate Resolution 454 to focus on fostering cybersecurity education that will prepare students for career opportunities in the cybertechnology workforce.
“This committee will stand ready to recommend any action or legislation deemed necessary or appropriate to meet the needs of cybersecurity education in this fast-growing industry,” said Thompson.
Included among those from Chattahoochee Tech addressing the Senate committee at this meeting were Vice President of Academic Affairs Jason Tanner and Cybersecurity Instructor Charles Chapman.
“Anything involving cyberspace and the internet is cybertechnology,” said Chapman. “As this field continues to grow, it is vital to graduate computer information system specialists who are skilled in securing and defending computer systems with cybersecurity technologies.”
The Computer Information Systems Technology Program at Chattahoochee Tech offers a degree and diploma in Cybersecurity. This program features a Cisco networking lab with cutting-edge technologies and real-world equipment for network security, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and wireless connectivity. These courses are also available to Georgia high school students who participate in Georgia’s Dual Enrollment Program.