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MCC's cyber security program provides new opportunity for students

Posted: 3:02 PM, Apr 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-10 22:30:32Z

If you're thinking you are not that secure, Metro Community College staff says their new cyber security programs may help. 

"If it can be created by human, it can be circumvented by human," program director Gary Sparks said. 

Glenn Flenorl is a student an IT mentor at Metro enrolled in cyber security classes. The cyber security program at MCC's Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology is currently from the NSA, with a chance to become the first two-year school to have NSA backed training in the state. 

Right now, the an associates degree and certification are still very valuable. 

"You have a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? You should get into cyber security," Flenorl said. 

Victoria Novak is MCC's Director of Workforce and IT Innovation and helps oversee the Caet Building she says the program has endless opportunities for income and aims to create more opportunity for people of color and women. 

"A two-year program can land you into an IT audit position at $81,000," she said. 

The program also gives opportunities to students like Flenorl, who didn't expect to get into this field. 

"It truly comes down to economic development in the end, and then creating better lives for people because you are giving them new experiences in technology fields," he said. "That stuff is exciting man and it keeps me on my toes. I understand the game and problem solving and you know, there's going to be a need, a need for cybersecurity."