SCC Virtual Center for Cyber Excellence

The Stanly Community College (SCC) Virtual Center for Cyber Excellence is geared towards establishing a relationship between our students and the community to provide information about cybersecurity events, resources, and SCC's IT-Cybersecurity program.

Stanly Community College is a National Security Agency (NSA) & Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD).

CAE Designation Letter

logo for National Security Agency with eagle in the center   Seal logo for Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

Our goal is to establish community outreach to create awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and form a partnership with the community through government and private sectors. We have established an articulation agreement with Montreat College to give our students an option for acquiring a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity.

SCC's IT Cybersecurity staff provides sound education to its students that will enable them to thrive as cybersecurity professionals upon graduation.

In addition to instruction, students are provided with resources about internships, permanent hiring companies and recruitment agencies.

Gonda V. Watson is Stanly Community College (SCC) Virtual Cyber Center of Excellence Point of Contact (POC). He is also the Program Head for the IT-Cybersecurity at Stanly Community College and can be contacted by email: for more information.