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The Grant Will Fund Technology Upgrades For Cybersecurity Computer Lab

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Bronx Community College (BCC) $98,170 over two years to upgrade the technology in its Cybersecurity Computer Lab.

BCC’s Cybersecurity and Networking Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program — the first to be offered at a City University of New York community college — launched this fall with its first 25 students. This unique course of study enables students to earn information technology industry credentials while pursuing a 60-credit degree, helping to prepare students for further study and careers in the fast-growing cybersecurity field.

“This federal funding will enable BCC to upgrade our Cybersecurity Computer Lab with state-of-the-art equipment,” said BCC President Thomas Isekenegbe. “This ensures that what students learn on campus will align with industry standards, particularly as it relates to creating a virtual work environment and troubleshooting real-life network security threats.”

The funding will enable BCC faculty to enhance four advanced cybersecurity courses with new equipment and software. As part of the grant, BCC also will receive technical assistance from the National CyberWatch Center at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.

The Cybersecurity Computer Lab is located in Meister Hall, BCC’s home for the sciences.

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