The demand for cybersecurity professionals has reached an all-time high. With more than 504,316 cybersecurity positions open in the U.S., a 36.5 percent growth rate through 2022 and a zero percent unemployment rate, an apprenticeship in cybersecurity is an employable and desirable career path. Whether you are just starting your career, transitioning positions or you are looking for a fresh start, the Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program will give you the education, skills and experience to launch your career in cybersecurity management.
The C-CAP is designed to prepare you for mid-level and advance-level cybersecurity roles across five different sectors. To align with industry needs, all five cybersecurity apprenticeship programs include relevant cybersecurity certifications. Upon completion of three courses and the associated bootcamps, you will be equipped with the skills, education and experience to work in the exciting and ever-evolving world of cybersecurity management.
Program applicants must meet eligibility requirements for both C-CAP and UCCS to be admitted to the program.
C-CAP Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for this program, participants must be:
- U.S. legal residents of 18 years of age or older
- Completed high school or GED
- Skilled in computer networks, meet educational requirements or have industry experience
UCCS Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for this program, participants must have:
- 60 college credit hours completed with a cumulative 2.7 GPA
- A college level composition course with a grade of C or better and at least college algebra with a grade of C or better
- OR equivalent industry experience vetted via an interview with the Department Lead/Faculty Director