Grand Rapids Community College’s Center for CyberSecurities Studies was recently named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
The CyberSecurities Studies at GRCC is a pathway to higher learning about the foundation of cybersecurity and information security. The new recognition of the program highlights GRCC as one of the best programs in the nation along with other top schools teaching the importance of cybersecurity. Other Michigan schools recognized include Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University and several others.
Professor Andrew Rozema, head of the Computer Information Systems Department, recognizes the new designation as having a positive outcome for his students in the program.
“In practice, what this means is that Grand Rapids Community College delivers cybersecurity education (on) par with the best cybersecurity schools in the nation,” he said. “We are working tirelessly to address a critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals in West Michigan and beyond.”
Students in the CyberSecurities Studies program at GRCC work to receive a Foundations of Information Security Certificate after completing four information security courses. Upon completion, students can continue their studies to earn a Pre-Information Security Associate of Arts degree or a Network Administration Associate of Arts and Sciences.
Information on the CyberSecurities Studies program and a list of the cybersecurities courses at GRCC can be found on GRCC’s website.