Center for Cybersecurity

Welcome to the CGTC Cyber Center. The purpose of this CGTC Cyber Center website is to provide students and the community with information about the College’s Cybersecurity program and other related programs.

Cybersecurity training and education has become increasingly relevant in today’s world. In Middle Georgia the Warner Robins Air Force Base, one of the largest employers in the state, cybersecurity is a key aspect to their mission. Advancements in technology have made cybersecurity a vital component for every business and industry in the world.

The Cybersecurity associate degree program is a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in computer information processing. Graduates are to be competent in the general areas of humanities or fine arts, social or behavioral sciences, and natural sciences or mathematics, as well as in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, program design and development, and computer networking. Program graduates are qualified for employment as Cybersecurity Specialists or Information Security Analysts.

Well-trained cybersecurity personnel are needed in government and private industry. According to the (ISC)2 CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE STUDY, 2021 there is a 30% increase in demand for cybersecurity personnel in the United States in the last year for an estimated 1.1 million number of cybersecurity professionals.

For more information about the CGTC Cyber Center, contact:

Computer Programs Division Chair:
Bridget Willis
Phone: (478) 218-3324
Program Chair:
Jacqueline Farms
Phone: 478-757-3566

The Cybersecurity program at Central Georgia Technical College is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through 2028. The CAE-CD designation is recognition from the National Security Agency (NSA) and indicates that CGTC is helping reduce threats to our national infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense as well as providing the nation with a pipeline of qualified cybersecurity professionals. The recognition goes to the top cyber security programs in the country. Additional information is available at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service website for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity.