Interested in Cyber Security?

Piedmont Community College (PCC) and Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) are working together to help area students get started in this dynamic field with class offerings on both campuses. Learn from industry professionals and get started in this exciting and rewarding career.

Courses like SEC 110 Security Concepts prepare students to take the CompTIASecurity+ exam. The CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

For more information contact:

PCC Contact InformationVGCC Contact Information
Chris S. Davis, MSITM
Dean of Business Studies and Emerging Technologies
(336) 322-2155
Spence Bailey, B.S., M.S.
Program Head, Information Technology
(252) 738-3437
PCC Classes begin on August 15.VGCC Classes begin on August 15.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for an Information Security Analyst was $112,000/year in 2022. The industry is also projected to grow by 32% in 2023, considerably faster than all occupations.

Course Descriptions

CCT 110 Intro to Cyber Crime (3 Credits)

This course introduces and explains the various types of offenses that qualify as cybercrime activity. Emphasis is placed on identifying cybercrime activity and responding to these problems from both the private and public domains. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately describe and define cybercrime activities and select an appropriate response to deal with the problem.

CCT 121 Computer Crime Investigation (4 Credits)

This course introduces the fundamental principles of computer crime investigation processes. Topics include crime scene/incident processing, information gathering techniques, data retrieval, collection and preservation of evidence, and preparation of reports and court presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to identify cybercrime activity and demonstrate proper investigative techniques to process the scene and assist in case prosecution. Note: Currently only offered at  Vance-Granville Community College.

SEC 110 Security Concepts (3 Credits)

This course introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create a policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.

CTI 120 Network & Security Foundations (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the Network concepts, including networking terminology and protocols, local and wide area networks, and network standards. Emphasis is placed on securing information systems and the various implementation policies. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic tasks related to networking mathematics, terminology, media, and protocols.