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Center of Academic Excellence Resource Centers

The newly designated CAE-Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) Resource Centers have been announced! These Centers are a network of participating CAE-CD institutions that will provide resources and guidance to applicant institutions. Three categories of resource centers are positioned to assist at a regional and national level – Hub, Consultation and National.

The Hub CAE Regional Resource Centers (CRRCs) will act as a hub for institutions within the CAE-CD Candidates Program in a particular geographic region. They will host a variety of program and faculty professional development workshops, seminars and courses for designated and candidate institutions. Hub CRRCs include:

Central Eastern Region - Forsyth Technical Community College

New England Region - Mohawk Valley Community College

North Central Region - Moraine Valley Community College

South Central Region - San Antonio College

South Eastern Region - University of West Florida

Western Region - Coastline Community College

Hub CRRCs will also collaborate with Consultation CRRCs to ensure any unique higher education requirements for university degree programs and applicants are addressed. Consultation CRRCs include:

Dakota State University

Northeastern University

University of Houston

University of Washington

The CAE National Resource Centers (CNRCs) will provide specialty assistance and leadership to the CAE-CD Candidate Program and CAE Community in the areas of peer reviewing, program development and mentoring. CRNCs include:

California State University, San Bernardino - CAE Community

Northern Virginia Community College - Peer Review

Prince George’s Community College        - Program Development

Whatcom Community College - Mentoring

For more information about the CAE-CD Candidates Program and Program Requirements, visit

Released April 19, 2017, Updated May 1, 2017