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Cyber Security Activities

Clubs and Organizations

TCC Cyber Club:

  • Nicholas Wiehr, President
  • Professor Joel Kirch, Advisor

WiCys (Women In Cybersecurity Chapter):

  • Lisa Twine, President
  • Professor Kimberly Perez, Advisor

Summer Camps

Spark your children’s imagination with interactive and educational camps tailored to their interests. 94 camps. 5 campuses. 8 weeks. Camps include JavaScript Developer Jam, Python Programmers, Cloud Gamers: Mobile App Development and more. Click here to learn more.

JavaScript Developer Jam

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Python Programmers

Want to learn the world’s fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!? Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years?

ROBLOX® Coders & Entrepreneurs!

Discover the Lua language through a visual block coding system while designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.

Code Breakers

Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

NEW! Cyber Spies

With the world’s increased reliance on digital data, cyber security is more important than ever! In this class you are all that stands between a group of international hackers launching cyber-attacks and world peace. Through a series of challenges students will learn to apply tools used by professional digital forensics teams to crack codes and use encryption. Working in teams you will have to collect clues, recover lost data, and explore the tools of the trade and become the next great cyber spy!

NEW! Cloud Gamers: Mobile App Development

Cloud gaming is the way of the future! Build games you can play everywhere and anywhere using a web-based development tool. Learn in-demand skills like programming events and coding controls for a touch screen or keyboard and mouse. Finish by personalizing levels and characters with your own design. Now you are ready to upload your games to the Black Rocket cloud arcade and play on any mobile device or computer. Games can easily be shared with friends and family.

TCC College Central Network

Find your next job on TCC’s College Central Network. This free, Web-based tool allows you to find employers who are looking to fill full-time, part-time, internship, seasonal and temporary positions in industries including Information Technology. Learn more at

The College Central Network Offers

Job opportunities & Internships posted exclusively to TCC CollegeCentral Network, Jobs Central National Job Board and the InternCentral, Resume and Portfolio Builders, News about career events and job fairs, job prep seminars and workshops, communication on programs, services, and job-related topics, and finally, a document library with career advice documents, videos and podcast.

College Level Competitions

Winners of the 2023 Virginia Cyber Cup Competition in the community college division.

TCC Cybersecurity Club T4

I am pleased to announce Tidewater Community College’s Cyber Security Team (T4) has won the 2024 Virginia Cyber Cup Competition in the community college division.  The talent they display is truly something in which to be proud.  The future of our Nation depends on the willingness of young people to develop cyber skills necessary to address the growing cyber threat to commercial and government networks.

Our students performed so well they beat the second-place winners by doubling their points.

A big thank you goes out to Joel Kirch their Capture-the-Flag (CTF) coach and advisor; as well as Gregg Tennefoss who accompanied the students.

High School Activities

  • Dual Enrollment Programs with VBPS
    • Information Technology & Cyber Foundations
    • Cyber Security Technology & II
    • Network Administration & Cyber Defense I & II
  • TCC Cybersecurity Voucher Program
    • Current Certifications we offer for free upon completion of the degree:
    • CISCO
    • CompTIA A+
    • CompTIA Network +
    • CompTIA Security+
  • Competitions Won
    • STEM Trifecta-Cyber Security Challenge
    • 1st Place Winners (ATC VB Dual Enrollment) 
    • STEM Trifecta-Cyber Security Challenge
    • 1st Place High School (ATC VB Dual Enrollment)