Cybersecurity Center

Cybersecurity Center

Kapi‘olani Community College has developed this center to publicize different cybersecurity related programs and resources available to students and faculty. Kapi‘olani Community College is a candidate as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Two-Year (CAE2Y). This program, which is sponsored by the NSA and the DHS, recognizes collegiate institutions which have met their standards of excellence in Cyber Defense education.


The core Cyber Defense program at KCC is the Information Technology (ITS) Program. The IT program provides students with a wide background in Information and Communication Technology. Embedded in this program is a Certificate of Achievement (CA) in Cyber Security and Certificate of Competence (CO) in Cyber Security. Both the CA and CO in Cyber Security are built on the knowledge unit requirements for a collegiate institution to be recognized as a CAE2Y. The program also features support for the following industry recognized certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, Oracle Admin, and MCP. In addition, the IT  program offers a third year of study which articulates to the Bachelors of Applied Science in both IT and Information Security Assurance at the University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu.


The non-credit continuing education course offerings at KCC, is supported by the UHCC System Wide Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT). PCATT offers an extensive selection of Cybersecurity related courses for industry professionals looking to upgrade their skills or learn new skills. Cybersecurity related courses offered include, Security+, CISSP, CEH, CCNA Security, MCSE and much more. PCATT also offers customized training to meet the needs of your organization.





The IT program provides students with an extensive amount of hands-on training. Courses are held in the Kopiko Learning Community (KLC), which has state-of-the-art computers and technical resources where the student gains experience programming computer applications, web applications, configuring and managing virtual systems. (routers, switches, servers, firewalls).

The IT Program runs a datacenter which provides a virtual desktop infrastructure which is used to support the hands-on portion of  various IT courses.


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