National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense Designee

Cybersecurity at Terra State Community College 

Terra State Community College is committed to educating our graduates in the cyber defense field with our state-of-the-art Cyber Center, live virtual labs, industry guest lecturers, cloud computing, and National Cybersecurity Competitions.  Terra State has two degree programs that cover cybersecurity: 

The curriculum in each of these programs is mapped to the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) knowledge units in cyber defense.  In 2017 Terra State was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD 2Y).   The goal of theprogram is to reduce vulnerabilities in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and expertise in cyber defense.

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Read our designation letter

Cyber Center Contact:

Haley Crabtree, Professor, POC
Haley Crabtree, Professor
Michael Daigneault, Assistant Professor
Adjunct Faculty:
Scott Gilbert
Chris Kozlowski
Administrative Assistant:
Yvonne Hammer, Alternate POC

Advisory Board:

Terra State is proud to have a knowledgeable advisory board to keep the curriculum current with industry standards and offers courses which meet industry level certifications to give our students an advantage over other graduates.

2023 Advisory Board Members:

Dr. Loren Wagener, DIA, CISSP

Cybersecuity Advisor, LJW Cyber Consulting

Floyd Collins
Instructor , Digital Media Technologies Vanguard Tech Center

Troy WilderMuth
Vice President, Director of Manufactoring, CIFT

 Adam Amrine
Staff Software Engineer

Cybersecurity Job Potential

Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand in the current job market. Check out this cybersecurity supply/demand heat map. 

According to the data presented, as of May 2023 there are 18,504 total job openings in Ohio in the field of cybersecurity.  The top job titles include cybersecurity analyst, penetration and vulnerability tester, cybersecurity consultant, and cybersecurity manager.

Terra State Values Cybersecurity

Students will find cybersecurity is a topic discussed in most degree paths at Terra State. Listed below are cybersecurity activities (present and past) available to students at the institution and beyond:

Listed below are security policies and practices at Terra State.  These apply to all staff, students, faculty, and community members that use technology or interact with confidential information at Terra.

Terra State offers community members many opportunities to learn more and engage with our staff and students on topics related to cybersecurity.  Below are present and past opportunitities.

Cybersecurity Resources:

The resources listed below can be used to learn more about cybersecurity:

Cybersecurity News:

May/June National News:

May/June Local New: