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TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Community College held a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of its new cybersecurity lab on Thursday morning.

The facility, located on the southeast campus, has two computer lab classrooms and a fully functional data center to provide students with cutting-edge and secure network technology.

As students become more acquainted with the lab, they will be able to access and defend the data center that operates independently from TCC data systems.

TCC has offered a Cybersecurity Associate of Applied Science since Fall 2023 and is designed to lead students directly into the workforce.

“”We don’t want our students and graduates to be unprepared and experience those things for the first time when they’re on the job,” said Travis White, dean of business and information at TCC.

TCC provides three college-credit offerings to launch students into the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity and students will be use the lab more often as they continue to move to more advanced courses.

A TCC student, Daniel Smith, said with technology advancing so quickly, it’s important to learn as much as possible with the best equipment available.

“With this new cybersecurity lab, you’re going to have all brand new hardware or new equipment you’ll be able to learn all the cutting edge stuff that will be in use for the work force for decades,” Smith said.

Smith said with corporations and other institutions being affected by hackers, it highlights the importance of cybersecurity.

“Everything’s digitized nowadays. I mean, court records, your phone records, your text messages, your iCloud account, everything’s digitized. Everything that’s on the network, on the internet somewhere, is on a server somewhere and you want that server or that computer to be secured,” Smith said.


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