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Workforce Development offers new cyber security program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (June 25, 2013) – In response to industry demands, Tallahassee Community College’s Division of Workforce Development is offering a new cyber security program. Provided through a partnership with InfoSec Learning, the program consists of open-enrollment online courses that examine the landscape, key terms and concepts that a security professional needs to know regarding the many layers of information systems security.
TCC’s online courses deliver fundamental IT security principles and real-world applications, tools and techniques used in today’s workforce for careers in IT security, cyber security and information assurance.
The Information Systems Security & Assurance curriculum includes applied labs delivered in a first-of-its kind cloud computing environment for a fully immersive mock IT infrastructure enabling hands-on experiential learning. 
Instructors/facilitators are current practitioners in the field with the top-level certifications in cyber security, and are available to students during the online learning experience. Upon passing each course, students will receive a certificate of completion to acknowledge their new skills.
According to the 2013-14 Targeted Occupations List (TOL) published by Workforce Florida many IT/cyber security fields will have a positive increase in the total number of annual openings in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties.  These include, but are not limited to:  computer programmers, computer support specialists, computer systems analysts, and software/application developers. The predicted annual percent growth for these occupations range from .47% to 1.58%.
The Statewide TOL for 2013-14 lists a total of 637 annual job openings in these areas.  Additionally, 5 local employers provided letters of support to TCC Workforce Development for a cyber security program.  Local employers indicated that they would hire individuals with cyber security training as appropriate for their organization.
For information on registering for the new cyber security courses, visit
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