Hinesville, Ga. – Savannah Technical College will begin offering Cybersecurity degree, diploma and certificate programs at the Ft. Stewart Army Education Center starting in Fall Semester 2020 with both online and in-seat options.
The College currently offers Cybersecurity at its Savannah and Liberty campuses. For the convenience of the active duty assigned to Ft. Stewart and to meet the growing demand, these programs will now also be offered at the Education Center. This will give Soldiers the opportunity to earn credentials while still serving, helping to advance their careers while preparing them for transition after the Army. Cybersecurity has been identified as one of the strategic priorities for the Army, and there are currently more than 11,000 cyber job openings around the state.
The STC Cybersecurity program’s building block approach allows students to reach the level most appropriate for their career goals. The College’s Cybersecurity Workforce Education Center (CWEC) helps students integrate Cybersecurity knowledge and skills into other programs if they desire such as a Networking Specialist. STC’s programs are highly respected in the field as seen in the College’s partnership with the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.
“This approach allows us to increase the training and cyber skills development for our students by integrating cybersecurity skills and coursework in an interdisciplinary fashion to maximize cyber defense education growth in the region”, says Scott C. Scheidt, STC’s Director of the CWEC and Department Head of Cyber and Related academic programs.
In cooperation with the Army Cyber Institute, Savannah Tech will help facilitate Jack Voltaic 3.0 in September 2020. This is a regional cyber readiness training exercise that will allow its students firsthand experience in multi-sector cyber operations.
“Opportunities like JV3.0 and STC faculty expertise provide a unique and valuable learning experience for students at the Army Education Center,” said STC Military Military Outreach Coordinator Steven Cisneros
Even though the COVID-19 crisis has restricted in-seat classes at the AEC at the start of the Fall 2020 semester, STC will offer its Cybersecurity courses online and at the Liberty and Savannah Campuses. Once the AEC re-opens to the public, STC will offer in-seat Cybersecurity courses in the AEC.
Cybersecurity is one of the high-demand options receiving additional HOPE Career Grant funds for those that qualify. For more information about STC’s Cybersecurity programs visit: www.savannahtech.edu/cybersecurity
The College has the highest military-affiliated enrollment in TCSG. One in four STC students is a veteran, active duty service member, or a military dependent/spouse. The College has been ranked one of the top Best for Vets public technical and career college in the U.S. by Military Times. STC also has scholarships available to active duty, veterans, and dependents.
New students for all programs are encouraged to apply by August 14 to start with the Fall semester, which starts August 24. STC plans to offer a blend of in-person and on-line training options this fall at all of its campuses.
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
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