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Delta College Earns Federal Designation for Cyber Defense Education

September 6, 2019

Department of Homeland Security SealNational Security Agency SealDelta College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE), jointly sponsored by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Delta is one of only 11 colleges in Michigan, and the only one in the Great Lakes Bay Region, to have earned the CAE-CDE designation. In its endorsement letter, the NSA said Delta’s program aligns with a national cyber strategy designed to address the critical shortage of professionals with cybersecurity skills and to highlight the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s cyberspace.

“We are extremely pleased that Delta’s Cybersecurity program has received this prestigious recognition,” said Dr. Jean Goodnow, President of Delta College. “In addition to recognizing the quality of our cybersecurity program and faculty, this designation will provide excellent employment and transfer opportunities for our graduates and position Delta to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity specialists in Michigan and the United States.”

In addition to the respect of attending a CAE-CDE institution, students attending designated schools are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants through the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program and the Federal Cyber Service Scholarship for Service Program.

Delta’s Cybersecurity Associate in Applied Science degree is offered in person and online. If students wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in this field, Delta College has seamless transfer agreements in place with Capitol College, Colorado State University Global Campus, Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University and Northwood University.

Classes begin January 8. For more information about Cybersecurity studies at Delta College, visit