Spring at Vol State in Livingston: Cyber Defense and Adult Learning

Spring at Vol State in Livingston: Cyber Defense and Adult Learning


The computer hacking of major corporations, government offices and banks is a growing threat. There is a solution: Cyber Defense. Companies across the world are expanding and refining their security systems. Volunteer State Community College is responding to the need for Cyber Defense expertise with a degree concentration offered on the Vol State at Livingston campus. Registration for the spring semester is open now.


Livingston is home to a new Cyber Lab that provides tools for teaching cyber defense. There is a large monitor at the end of each pod of four computers in the lab. This allows students in each pod to work collaboratively by displaying what they are doing for the others in the group. And it isn’t just the sharing of screens that is different. The specially designed Cyber Lab includes network virtualization and other relevant hands-on tools. The Livingston campus is a degree-granting center. Students in Livingston can complete Computer Information Technology degrees in Cyber Defense, as well as Networking, Programming, System Analyst, and System Administration and Management concentrations. All of the classes are taught at Livingston or online.


The College is encouraging adults to consider taking college classes this spring, as a launch pad for the TN Reconnect program which begins in the fall of 2018. TN Reconnect will provide tuition-free college classes for Tennessee adults who do not already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, and meet other eligibility requirements. Adults who want to get a head start on going back to college can take classes this spring and apply for financial aid and scholarships that may reduce costs. Those students may then be able to move into the tuition-free program starting in the fall, by simply filling out a TN Reconnect application and following the other program requirements. For more information about TN Reconnect, including eligibility for adults, and links to apply to the college, visit www.volstate.edu/reconnect


Spring classes start January 16. New and readmit students should apply now at www.volstate.edu/apply. Vol State offers day and evening courses in Livingston with dozens of spring classes available in many subjects, including the general education courses that students need for most degrees. For a complete list of programs and classes visit www.volstate.edu. For more information call 931-823-7065 or toll free 800-563-8220. Vol State at Livingston is located at 113 Windle Community Road.


Photo: Instructor Roger Lyles works with students in the Vol State Cyber Lab in Livingston.


About Vol State

Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. Continuing Education and Workforce Development extends the college mission to the entire community. For more information, visit volstate.edu.