Trident Tech earns national cybersecurity designation

Trident Technical College has been designated a national Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CD) through academic year 2024. The college is the first two-year college in South Carolina to receive the designation. 

The  CAE-CD program is sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The program’s goal is to reduce vulnerability in the nation’s information infrastructure by promoting cyber defense research and education, and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise. The college applied for the designation and underwent a thorough evaluation by cyber defense professionals and subject matter experts to demonstrate that it meets the highest standards in cybersecurity education.

The college offers an associate degree and a certificate in cybersecurity through its Network Systems Management department. Both programs are being offered tuition-free this fall as part of a  free tuition pilot project. Fall 2 classes begin Oct. 23. For more information about the college’s cybersecurity programs, visit or call 843-574-6252. 


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