A-B Tech is the first community college in North Carolina to meet the of the Committee on National Security Systems National Training Standards for Information Systems Security Professionals and Entry Lever System Administrators for its Information Systems Security program.
“This means A-B Tech students will graduate from the program having met these training requirements and A-B Tech can offer training to federal workers that need to be trained in these standards,” said Dr. Phil Leftwich, Dean of Business and Hospitality Education. “This is an exciting recognition for our college. Not only were we successful on our first attempt, but A-B Tech is the first community college in North Carolina to earn this distinction.”
The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program is administered by the National Security Agency’s (NSA) National Information Assurance and Training Program (NIETP). Through partnerships with government, academia, and industry, NSA's mission advocates improvements in information assurance education, training, and awareness. NIETP operates under national authority as the national manager for information assurance education and training relating to national security systems.
A-B Tech will receive the recognition and an official certificate at a ceremony in June 2012. The certification will be valid through June 2017.
“Networking Technology Department Chair Lewis Lightner and his faculty are to be commended for achieving this recognition for our Information Systems Security curriculum program. This certification is the result of hundreds of hours spent combing through our curriculum at a microscopic level to ensure that more than 1,200 topics and subtopics are being taught to our students,” Leftwich said.
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