C-CAP FAQs

C-CAP FAQS

C-CAP Frequently Asked Questions

Program Overview Questions

  • What is the cost?

    The current estimated program tuition cost (12 credit hours) is $5,524 and is applicable to both in-state (CO) and out-of-state students.

    Costs listed are for 2020-2021, and are subject to change each year. 

  • How long does the apprenticeship program last?

    There are two portions of the program. The Related Training Instruction (RTI) can be completed in two semesters which is approximately a year of school. The on-the-job learning (OJL) portion requires 2000 hours (equivalent to 50 40-hour work weeks or one full year of work) with a partnering employer.

  • Am I eligible to apply for C-CAP?

    Program applicants must meet eligibility requirements for both C-CAP and UCCS to be admitted to the program.

    C-CAP Program Requirements:

    • 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 Requirements:

    • 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 a resume review by the Department Lead/Faculty Director
  • I don’t have any computer networks knowledge; do I still qualify?

    Even if you don't have computer networks knowledge, you are still strongly encouraged to apply because you may still qualify. The first course for the Cybersecurity Analyst and the Cybersecurity Penetration and Vulnerability programs meets the computer networks pre-requisite for those who enter the program without computer networks knowledge.

  • Do I need to have a college degree?

    You must have a high school diploma or GED and meet following requirements:

    • 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 a resume review by the Department Lead/Faculty Director
  • Do I get to choose which apprenticeship program to apply for?

    Once you are pre-qualified, you may choose which cybersecurity program you want to pursue. You may choose from the programs that are launched.

  • When and how the courses offered?

    Courses are offered online (times dependent on the course). Instructors and lecturers have office hours (times at which you can meet with them) typically in the evenings.

  • Is this open to residents living out-of-state?

    The program will be available in ten states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia. 

    Request more information from a recruiter at ccap@uccs.edu.

  • Are the potential employers only in Colorado Springs?

    We will work with employers in each of the 10 states where the program will be launched.

  • Will the credits be transferred to another degree program?

    The participants may apply 12 credits earned towards a B.S. in Business with emphasis in Cybersecurity Management or Information Systems.

  • Will the course work and boot camps count towards the 2,000 hours?

    The course work and boot camps are part of the Related Training Instruction and are separate from the on-the-job learning. The program requires 2000 hours of on-the-job learning in addition to the course work.

Enrollment Process Questions

  • When can I expect to hear if I’ve been accepted?

    After completing the prequalification survey and the UCCS application, the process takes approximately two weeks. If you haven't heard about acceptance within two weeks, please contact us at ccap@uccs.edu.

  • Is the UCCS application fee refundable?

    The $50 application fee is non-refundable. This is the administration fee to process your application.

  • Do I need to have a security clearance?

    Security clearance is not required for students in the C-CAP program.

Other

  • I’m currently enrolled in college; can I still apply to this program?

    Yes, you can still apply to the C-CAP program. If you are a current UCCS student, please let a member of our team know you are interested in joining the program at ccap@uccs.edu.

  • I’m currently enrolled in high school; can I still apply to this program?

    You must have a high school diploma or a GED to apply.

  • Can I use my CU Employee Tuition Assistance Benefit for a UCCS Extended Studies class?

    No, UCCS Extended Studies courses are not eligible under University of Colorado APS 5024 Tuition Assistance Benefit. Per the administrative policy: "The benefit may not be applied to any course offered by an auxiliary-funded program, such as Continuing Education, Extended Studies, the Executive MBA program, the One Year MBA program or CU Boulder’s Part-Time, Evening MBA program."