C-CAP Frequently Asked Questions
Program Overview Questions
What is the cost?
There is a cost associated with each track; tuition for three courses and three boot camps totaling 12 credit hours (approximately $6,000). However, once you have been qualified, the C-CAP team will work to find funding through various sources such as Workforce Development Boards, WIOA Programs, GI Bills, Women in Cybersecurity grants, community foundations, etc.
How long does the apprenticeship program last?
The apprenticeship program is approximately 13 months. To complete the program candidates are required to take three courses, three bootcamps and completion of 2,000 hours of on-the-job training.
Am I eligible to apply for C-CAP?
To be eligible for this program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- U.S. legal residents of 18 years of age or older
- Completed high school or GED
- Currently not enrolled in secondary school education
- Skilled in computer networks (entry level)
I don’t have any computer networks knowledge; do I still qualify?
Yes, you can still qualify for the Cybersecurity Analyst and the Cybersecurity Penetration and Vulnerability tracks. The first course for those two tracks meets the computer networks pre-requisite.
Do I need to have a college degree?
No, but you must have a high school diploma or a GED. Skilled in computer networks is a requirement for some tracks.
Do I get to choose which apprenticeship track to apply for?
Once you are pre-qualified, you may choose which cybersecurity track you want to pursue.
Do I have to find my own apprenticeship sponsor?
Once you are pre-qualified and have met all the application requirements, the C-CAP team will work to find a placement with an employer.
When are the courses scheduled?
Courses are offered online and in the evenings.
Is this open to residents living out-of-state?
The program is available in ten states, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Nebraska, North Carolina, California, Oregon, Colorado and Nevada.
Are the potential employers only in Colorado Springs?
The employers will be in the state you are enrolled in the program.
Will the credits be transferred to another degree program?
The 12 credit hours are transferrable to a bachelor 's degree in computer science at UCCS. If you are interested to transfer this credits to another university, it’s up to that university to accept the credits.
Will the course work and boot camps count towards the 2,000 hours?
No. The program requires 2000 hours of experiential learning in addition to the course work.
What is the difference between the C-CAP program and the undergraduate certificate at UCCS?
The C-CAP required 2,000 hours of experiential learning and you will be placed with an employer during the program.
Enrollment Process Questions
What documents are required to apply?
- Proof of eligibility to work in the USA
- Proof of completed high school or GED (if you have a diploma you can scan it or take a picture and upload it)
- Proof of identity (ID or Driver License required)
- Demonstration of completing an entry-level computer networks course in high school, during your GED program, community college, university. Or, a certification (Network+ or similar).
When can I expect to hear if I’ve been accepted?
The qualification process for the C-CAP program takes two weeks. Once you are qualified, you can proceed with the enrollment process which takes one to two weeks.
What is ApprentiScope?
Candidate management system for the C-CAP applicants.
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 the C-CAP program. However, some employers do require security clearance.
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 the C-CAP Case Specialist know when you create your ApprentiScope account.
I’m currently enrolled in high school; can I still apply to this program?
No, you must have a high school diploma or a GED to apply.