Discover the World of Cybersecurity at PVCC

Charlottesville, Va. – February 19, 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will host Cybersecurity Day on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. The event will take place in the North Mall Meeting Room on the PVCC main campus, located at 501 College Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
    
Cybersecurity Day will feature presentations and demonstrations by Virginia’s Assistant Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, and representatives from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, CounterFlow AI, and the Charlottesville Police Department, among others. Attendees will also hear from PVCC students as they share their recent portfolio presentations. Those in attendance will explore cybersecurity careers, educational pathways and be able to gain a deeper understanding of where the industry is heading.

PVCC currently offers a Career Studies Certificate in Cybersecurity, requiring 27 credit hours and as few as two semesters to complete. PVCC also offers an A.A.S. degree in Information Systems Technology with a specialization in Cybersecurity, requiring 66 credit hours that can be completed in four semesters. The Commonwealth of Virginia has the most cybersecurity companies per capita in the nation, and there are an estimated 36,000 cyber jobs currently open in the state, according to the state website cyberjobs.virginia.gov.

For additional detail about Cybersecurity Day at PVCC, contact Richard Seweryniak at rseweryniak@pvcc.edu. To learn more about cybersecurity education options at PVCC, visit www.pvcc.edu/cybersecurity-training-pvcc.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College

Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville. Visit www.pvcc.edu.

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