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Ivy Tech IA program meets national standards

May 25th, 2012

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Ivy Tech IA program meets national standards


Friday, May. 25, 2012 at 6:00am

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have designated Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance 2-Year Education.

The designation means Ivy Tech meets national academic and professional standards for two-year information-assurance curriculum.

The National Security Agency said demands of the standards would increase between 2012 and 2017 — the years covered by the designation — and the country would benefit from Ivy Tech’s ability to meet them.

“We are focused on skills acquisition, and we stand as an untapped resource in cyber education,” John Knight, information-security program chair at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast said in an announcement on the designation.

Meeting the national standards “has brought Ivy Tech Community College an improved standing in the local, regional, national and professional community and has opened opportunities for institutional and program marketing and monetary support from future grant funding,” he said.

Successful efforts to meet the curriculum standards will be recognized with certificates during a lunch next month at the 16th-annual Conference of the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education.

Ivy Tech offers programs in information systems, technology and security leading to two-year associate degrees, one-year technical certificates and industry-recognized certifications.