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BSC Cybersecurity program named NDACTE Innovative Program of the Year

Published: Oct 02 2020
The Bismarck State College Cybersecurity and Computer Networks Program was recently named the North Dakota Association for Career and Technical Education (NDACTE) 2020 Innovative Program of the Year Impact Award Winner. The announcement was made during the 2020 ND Career and Technical Education Professional Development virtual conference.
 
Each year the NDACTE presents Impact Awards to dedicated businesses and individuals that have made an impact on career and technical education programs in North Dakota. The Innovative Program of the Year award recognizes innovative career and technical education programs that are unique, novel and are serving to improve and promote the image of career and technical education in the state.

BSC is a higher education lead for K-20W cyber education in North Dakota, and offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Cybersecurity and Computer Networks, a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Cybersecurity and Information Technology as well as numerous industry certifications.
 
In July 2018, BSC entered into an educational partnership with global cybersecurity leader Palo Alto Networks expanding the college’s cyber education programs and enabling BSC to scale online and classroom cybersecurity offerings. In March 2019, the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security designated Bismarck State College as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through 2024.

BSC will move on to the Association for Career and Technical Education Region V member awards.



Photo L to R: Tammy Heick (BSC Polytechnic Program Outreach Coordinator), Vickie Volk (BSC Professor of Computers & Office Technology), Klyde Whitman (BSC Cybersecurity Professor), Tanya Taplin (BSC Assistant Professor of Computers & Office Technology), Dr. Doug Jensen (BSC President), Karen Arlien (BSC Professor of Computer Science), Matt Frohlich (BSC Cybersecurity Professor), Amy Helgeson (BSC Associate Professor of Computers & Office Technology), Nick See (BSC Cybersecurity Professor), Lynette Borjeson Painter (BSC Professor of Computers & Office Technology).