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Brevard Community College announces new programs
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Posted: 2012 Dec 21 - 06:33

Offers options for rapidly expanding job fields

By Meagan McGone


BREVARD -- Brevard Community College has added three new programs to its lineup, offering students more areas to study in rapidly expanding job fields.

The programs are Cyber Security, Engineering Technology Support Specialist and 911 Public Safety Telecommunications Operator.

Both the Cyber Security and Engineering Technology Support Specialist programs will launch in the spring semester, which starts on Jan. 14. The 911 Public Safety Telecommunications Operator program begins in February.

"These careers have been identified by local and regional businesses as areas where job growth is occurring and will continue to occur," said Dr. Linda Miedema, vice president for Academic Affairs and chief learning officer, in a press release.

"In fact, four of the top 10 in-demand occupations in Brevard are in computer technology. That makes the programs an excellent opportunity for students just entering the job market and those advancing or changing their careers."

Basic information about each program is as follows:

Cyber Security: Students can earn an Associate of Science degree in Cyber Security, which will include fulfilling requirements for various industry credentials. The program will contain information technology courses that are already available at all four BCC campuses, though the core Cyber Security classes will only be offered at the Palm Bay campus initially.

For more information about the Cyber Security program, contact Cathy Beam by calling (321) 433-7139 or emailing beamc@brevardcc.edu.

Engineering Technology Support Specialist: A 20-credit-hour certificate program that can lead to an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology, the Engineering Technology Support Specialist program allows graduates to work in areas such as engineering design, manufacturing, processes and production, and testing and maintaining product quality.

The program also provides supplemental training for people previously or currently employed in these areas.

The program is offered on the Cocoa campus, and the Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology is offered on the Palm Bay campus.

For more information about the Engineering Technology Support Specialist program, contact Ashley Becker by calling (321) 433-7742 or emailing becketa@brevardcc.edu.

911 Public Safety Telecommunications Operator: The 911 Public Safety Telecommunications Operator is an eight-vocational-credit certificate program. Successful completion will allow graduates to take the Florida Department of Health exam, which is required to receive a state license to serve as a 911 operator.

For more information about the 911 Public Safety Telecommunications Operator program, contact Tonia Graham by calling (321) 433-5695 or emailing grahamt@brevardcc.edu.

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