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
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
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.