MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Community College of Vermont (CCV) has partnered with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and Microsoft to deliver a free cyber skills course for Vermonters. The course is made possible by a grant from AACC and Microsoft, and funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The one-credit class, Foundations of Information Security, will be offered in a Flex format, meaning students can participate remotely and at their own pace. Students will examine the issues of online threats, build cyber awareness, and learn personal and professional strategies for reducing vulnerabilities. 

The three-year Cyber Skills for All: Community Colleges Lead the Way grant aims to encourage economic development through a focus on cybersecurity pathways at community colleges. AACC received numerous applications from community colleges across the country, and applications were reviewed by workforce and economic development experts along with Microsoft staff. CCV was one of just 14 institutions selected for funding.

“CCV is pleased to have been selected as one of the few community colleges to participate in the Cyber Skills for All initiative this year,” said Nicole Stetson, CCV associate academic dean. “As technology evolves, cyber skills have never been more important in the workplace, and CCV looks forward to expanding and promoting cybersecurity education and IT programming to better meet Vermont’s workforce needs.”

Students can register now through July 5, and the course runs through August 12. Learn more and apply at

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