Cybersecurity Programs & Courses | Thomas Nelson Community College

Cybersecurity Programs & Courses

The Cybersecurity Program at Thomas Nelson is designed to serve students who already have a degree or are separating from the military and have some experience and are seeking a Cybersecurity specialization, as well as incoming freshmen seeking a career in Cybersecurity. Students will have the opportunity to earn several certifications as they progress through the Cybersecurity Program, including Network+ and Security+ and those who earn the AAS can choose to transfer to a partner four year institution (see your advisor for more information).

Incoming freshmen will begin with the AAS in IST and use the courses in the Cybersecurity for Enterprise Career Studies Certificate to fulfill the electives in the AAS program, graduating with two diplomas: an AAS in IT with a specialization in Cybersecurity and a Cybersecurity for Enterprise Career Studies Certificate.

Those who already have a degree may choose to complete the Career Studies Certificate and the certifications to add to current knowledge or in preparation for a career switch.

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for 2-year Colleges

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Thomas Nelson as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for two-year institutions. This certification is valid for the academic years 2017 – 2022.

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