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Preventing online crime

With a degree in Cybersecurity, you will learn to protect computer systems against unauthorized access, modifications and destruction. You could work in consulting firms, private companies’ Information Technology departments, or state and federal entities to prevent digital crimes and keep networks compliant.

Our program covers…

  • Digital and Computer Systems Forensics
  • Secure Linux Administration
  • Security Scripting, Assessment, and Auditing
  • Firewalls and Network Security
  • Intrusion Detection
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Our Program Has Merit

The TexaNSACAE - Cybersecuritys State Technical College (TSTC) Cybersecurity program has been designated statewide as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-CD) Program through the academic year 2028. This designation reflects TSTC’s commitment to excellence in cybersecurity education, contributing a trained cybersecurity workforce pipeline to our nation.

The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program is managed by NSA’s National Cryptologic School. Federal partners include the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/National Initiative on Cybersecurity Education (NICE), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Defense Office of the Chief Information Officer (DoD-CIO), and U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM).

 

The Cybersecurity Program is also recognized by the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) though December 2026, for integrating the Texas skills standards for Cybersecurity into the curriculum.

 

Degree Plans

Students are required to enroll in a First-Year Seminar course, TSTC 1102 Professional Skills, in their first semester attending TSTC unless they have completed more than 24 credit hours. Please see detailed information regarding the course and exemptions in the Catalog and Student Handbook under 07. First Steps at TSTC section 04. First Year Seminar Courses (TSTC 1101 and TSTC 1102).

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