CIS Center for Academic Excellence

The National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP), which is administered by the National Security Agency (NSA), has certified Snead State Community College’s CIS courseware to meet all of the elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standards for:

  • Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011.
  • System Administrators (SA), CNSSI No. 4013 Entry Level.

Snead State has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Two-Year Education (CAE2Y) through academic year 2022.


Snead State Community College currently offers the following certifications. You can find out more information by clicking on each one of them.



Greg Randall
Program Chair Computer
Information Systems
CAE-CD Program Manager

Phone: (256) 840-4166
Office: T113, Technology Center

Dack Phillips
Computer Science Instructor
Phone: (256) 840-4206
Office: 102, Weathers Building