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Computer Information Technology Program, Cyber Defense
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Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.
Online degrees available. Choose from six completely online programs.Online degrees available. Choose from six completely online programs.

Computer Information Technology Program, Cyber Defense

Overview

Roane State’s cyber defense concentration within the two-year computer information technology (CITC) program teaches you how to fortify computer networks in order to prevent security breaches from cyber terrorists or other intruders. In addition, you will:

Because computer information technology is a Roane State Technology Plus program, students also:

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Roane State Community College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through academic year 2025 for the Associate of Applied Science Computer Information Technology - Cyber Defense

Certifications

Roane State embeds key industry certifications within the degree program, ensuring students maximize the value of their education and leave Roane State with skills tech companies want.
Certifications include:

CompTIA Authorized Academy Partner

Roane State’s Computer Information Technology (CITC) program is a CompTIA authorized academy partner, which means the college may host certification testing in A+, Net+, Security+, and Ethical Hacking.

Skills

With a CITC degree (cyber defense concentration), you will be able to:

Internships

As part of the program, you will participate in a paid internship program with an area tech company. The internship will give you the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience, apply what you have learned in your classes, meet potential employers, and have a leg up in your first job search. Companies offering internships to Roane State CITC students include:

Contact

George Meghabghab
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 2121

Faculty & Staff

Administrative Staff

Bruce Cantrell
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4233

Kathy Voiles
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4758

Faculty

George Meghabghab
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 2121
Program Director

Michael Chung
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 2217

Steven Zhang
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 2210

Cyber Defense Lab and Cybersecurity Resources

Find out more about the Roane State Cyber Defense Lab, news, events and resources.

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