The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated PCC a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education in 2017. This designation ensures that you are getting the best instruction available and offers your future employers the assurance that you are well qualified in the rapidly growing CIS industry.
Our instructors have extensive industry experience and part-time instructors often hold current positions in the information technology industry. Our cyber lab and cyber server room support real-world, hands-on classroom activities for our software development, cybersecurity, networking, Windows and Linux system administration and forensics, and cyber labs.
Our department is a member of the following education academies, which provide educational content and software: Red Hat, Oracle, VMware, Microsoft and CompTIA.
The cyber server room hosts the following technology in support of the CIS department: Synergy 12000 Frame with (3) Synergy 480 Gen10 CTO Servers, (1) ProLiant DL360 Gen9 4LFF Server, Apollo r2600 24SFF Chassis with (2) XL170r Gen9 Servers, (20) HP ProLiant DL 360 Gen8 Servers, Nimble Storage HF20 Array, FlexNetwork 5510 Switches, KVM console and switch, UPS, Aruba IAP-304 AP’s, IoT hardware, raised floor with production, test and practice racks.
Course work for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Secure Software Development can be completed in traditional, hybrid, or online format.