Danville Community College logo. Courtesy of DCC.

 Danville Community College has achieved National Security Agency (NSA) validation for its information systems technology network engineer – cyber and network security specialization Associate of Applied Science degree through the 2027 academic year.

“Being validated by the NSA speaks volumes about the quality and rigor of our cyber security programs,” said Steven Carrigan, IT Professor and Director of the Cyber Center at DCC in a statement. “Producing a highly-skilled cyber security workforce is a national priority and this certification confirms that DCC is a leader in this initiative.”

A panel of academic peers from the NSA review the curriculum, learning outcomes, and program rigor to determine if graduates of the program are adequately prepared to enter the workforce as a skilled cyber security professional.

The NSA reviewed and re-validates DCC’s cyber security program every 5 years to ensure that student outcomes and curriculum are on par with the nation’s and industry standards. Other NSA-validated cyber programs in Southwest and Southside Virginia are at Liberty University, Mountain Empire Community College, New River Community College, Radford University, Southwest Virginia Community College, Virginia Tech and Virginia Western Community College.

For more information about the cyber security program at Danville Community College, visit danville.edu.