Center for Cyber Defense Education
The Cyber/Information Security Program at OCCC has been a leader in bringing information security education opportunities to our Oklahoma City constituents since the program’s inception in 2003. OCCC was among the first six 2-year institutions to receive the designation as a Center for Information Assurance Education and Training (CAE-CD Associates) for 2-Year Education in 2010 from the National Security Agency (NSA). OCCC continues to be designated as a National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD Associates) institution.
Our Cyber/Information Security faculty have continued their commitment to fulfilling the ever growing need for trained and educated Cyber Defense professionals. As part of our mission to provide the best possible information security awareness and training to defend our vital information technology infrastructure the Division of Business and Information Technology is proud to host the Center for Cyber Defense Education (CCDE). The CCDE provides a single point of contact for our college and community to bring greater awareness of the threats and challenges everyone faces in a digitally connected society.
CCDE offers program guidance on OCCC’s Cyber/Information Security program as well as providing general cyber defense information to the OCCC community through collaboration and outreach opportunities among students, faculty, and other institutions on the topic of cyber defense.
The Cyber/Information Security program is housed under the Computer Science department at OCCC. Student success is a high priority in the Computer Science department as well as the Business and Information Technology (BIT) Division. The Division seeks to find ways to provide resources to support, supplement and enhance the education that courses provide. The department regularly conducts activities for technical and professional development of students, and campus community. We have a diverse and extremely qualified Advisory Board who is very invested in our students. Tutoring is available in the Student Computer Center either virtually or in-person in the lab located on the 3rd floor of the Library. OCCC also provides many resources for students to succeed and lives to be enriched.