MONTPELIER, Vt. — In an effort to address Vermont’s need for a highly skilled cybersecurity workforce, Community College of Vermont (CCV) is pleased to announce the launch of its Cyber Academy in fall 2019.

In partnership with Socratic Arts, CCV’s Cyber Academy offers an online cybersecurity credential designed to equip students with the necessary skills for success in entry-level cybersecurity positions. Cybersecurity attacks pose one of the most pressing risks to businesses, governments, and public enterprises, both in Vermont and globally. Organizations experience thousands of cybersecurity attacks every day, making knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals highly sought-after.

“CCV is stepping up to Vermont’s workforce challenges by developing innovative credentials that align with both employer and student needs,” said Heather Weinstein, CCV’s dean of student affairs and strategic initiatives. “The Cyber Academy is our response to an issue with both local and global implications, and we are proud to provide this pathway to employment in a high-demand field.”

Development of the Cyber Academy was funded in part by the Department of Defense (DOD), and the curriculum was designed in conjunction with DOD and industry experts. The program is offered 100% online, where students work through a progression of modules and courses designed to impart a strong foundation of offensive and defensive information security skills.

The Cyber Academy is comprised of two ten-week classes, which begin September 3rd.

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CCV is Vermont’s second largest college, serving over 5,000 students each semester. With 12 locations and extensive online learning options, our students don’t have to travel far from their communities to access our degree and certificate programs, workforce, secondary and continuing education opportunities, and academic and veterans support services.

CCV is committed to non-discrimination in its learning and working environments for all persons. All educational and employment opportunities at CCV are offered without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. CCV is an equal opportunity employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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