Located in Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg College (SPC) strives to remain on the forefront of cutting-edge curriculum and technology to meet regional and global workforce demand. SPC’s College of Computer Information and Technology (CCIT) offers a Certificate and A.S. Degree in Cybersecurity. These offerings are among the most rapidly growing programs at the College, enrolling more than 400 students in the 2017-2018 academic year alone. Enrollment in these programs has nearly doubled since 2015.
St. Petersburg College was recently designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE-2Y) through 2024. This achievement, from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), validates the program's rigor and viability to promote higher education and develop a high-quality workforce with expertise in cyber defense. The CAE-2Y program seeks to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and expertise in cyber defense.
The CCIT Center for Cybersecurity receives guidance and oversight by the CCIT Advisory Board. The President of the CCIT Advisory board is Chris Paul, Manager of Information Systems for Melitta North America, Inc.