Technical College System of Georgia and Augusta University Forge Statewide Transfer Agreement to Strengthen Cybersecurity Workforce

Atlanta, Ga.–The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Augusta University have inked a statewide transfer agreement designed to strengthen the cybersecurity workforce in the region. This landmark collaboration opens doors for TCSG students pursuing an associate degree in Cybersecurity to seamlessly transition into Augusta University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program upon graduation.

The agreement is a testament to the shared commitment of TCSG and Augusta University to equip Georgia’s workforce with the skills and expertise vital in today’s digital landscape. With Augusta emerging as a prominent cyber hub, this partnership positions students to tap into a dynamic and growing career field thriving with opportunities.

“In an increasingly digital world, the need for cybersecurity experts only continues to grow,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp. “Thanks to the great work of our teams at TCSG and Augusta University, even more opportunities are coming to Georgia students who will receive the training necessary to fill these open roles that are critical to the security of not just our state, but the entire country.”

TCSG offers certificate, diploma, and degree programs in cybersecurity designed to equip students with both practical skills and theoretical knowledge, preparing them for seamless transition into a bachelor’s degree program or immediate entry into the cybersecurity workforce. Augusta Technical College played a pivotal role in the collaboration with Augusta University, fostering educational pathways for cybersecurity students and championing the development of this statewide transfer agreement.

“Today marks a watershed moment in our efforts to cultivate a robust cybersecurity workforce in Georgia,” said TCSG Commissioner, Greg Dozier. “This collaboration not only streamlines the academic journey for our students, but also empowers them with the specialized knowledge and resources essential to thrive in the cybersecurity field.”

Augusta University, renowned as a cutting-edge research and educational institution, is a leader in cybersecurity education. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program at Augusta University provides students with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity principles, preparing them to tackle the evolving challenges of the digital age. Augusta University is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and is becoming a cybersecurity destination institution for aspiring cybersecurity students.

“We are excited to join forces with TCSG in our collective endeavor to nurture the next generation of cybersecurity leaders,” said Augusta University President, Dr. Brooks A. Keel. “By seamlessly integrating TCSG students into our program, we are not just building a pipeline of talent for business and industry, we are also fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation between Georgia’s two higher education systems.”

Augusta University leverages unparalleled resources in the region, including the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, along with the strategic partnerships at Fort Eisenhower, Department of Defense bases, and partners in the Central Savannah River Area. This agreement not only addresses the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals, but also strengthens the region’s resilience against cyber threats.

About Augusta University

As one of Georgia’s four public research institutions, Augusta University offers customizable, accessible education on campuses in Augusta and across the state. Augusta University aims not only to be different, but also to make a difference — to reimagine and recreate the future of art, technology, education and health care. Home to Georgia’s only public academic medical center and designated by the state as a health sciences center of excellence, Augusta University is dedicated to creating a safer, healthier and more equitable Georgia.

About the Technical College System of Georgia

The 22 colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in more than 600 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. For more information, visit



Milledge Austin
Manager of External Communications
Augusta University

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Executive Director of Communications


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