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CyberSummer Academy 2022

girl at computerCambridge College is proud to announce the 2022 CyberSummer Academy Program to provide high school students with unique exposure to the cybersecurity industry and professionals, while introducing them to key concepts and practical skills involved in pursuing a college degree and career in cyber. Students will have the chance to work through real-world scenarios in a hands-on experience. Students will also be asked to help shape the future of our cybersecurity programs by providing feedback on how we can best meet their academic and career goals.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to earn preferential admission and receive credit towards their degree completion at Cambridge College.

Important Dates & Times

Summer Academy Dates: July 11 to July 15, 2022

Time: 10am to 1pm (EST)

Application Deadline: May 24, 2022

Acceptance Notification: June 7, 2022

Enrollment: Accepts taken on a rolling basis. Seats are limited!

Please note: this program will be offered as a hybrid program.

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Applicant Profile

High school students in grade 9 to 12 can apply. No prior knowledge of cybersecurity or computer science is required. However, a personal interest in technology and cybersecurity is plus. You'll need a recommendation from a school administrator, for example, your guidance counselor, teacher or a senior administrator at your school.

Program Requirements

  • A laptop or desktop computer
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Program will be a combination of face-to-face and online instruction
  • Commitment to attend all virtual and in-person lessons – no unexcused absences
  • Students will be required to attend in-person a total of two out of the five days
  • Quiet and/or distraction free area
  • Up to 20 hours (15 hrs. classwork & 5 hrs. homework)

(Please contact us if any are seen as a barrier to apply)

Program Elements

  • Fundamental cybersecurity concepts
  • Programming fundamentals
  • Anatomy of an attack
  • Mobile security
  • Cyber ethics and privacy issues
  • An introduction to careers in cybersecurity

Program Benefits

  • Free to apply and free to attend
  • Learn from college professors and network with industry experts
  • Skill-building, unique hands-on projects integrated into core learning experience
  • Receive a certificate of completion from Cambridge College
  • Earn one college credit associated with the Cambridge College Cybersecurity Certificate or Bachelor’s degree program
  • Earn preferential admission into Cambridge College undergraduate degree programs
  • Receive a CC CyberSummer Academy Fellowship Stipend of $300*

*CC CyberSummer Academy Fellowship Stipend is provided to enrich the student experience in the program and provide important feedback in making improvements to the College’s cybersecurity programs. 100% attendance and participation in the virtual classroom is required to receive the Fellowship Stipend.

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