C-CAP

Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program

Start your cybersecurity career with C-CAP.

The Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (C-CAP) provides aspiring cybersecurity professionals with the academic and skills-based knowledge to successfully pursue a career in cybersecurity. Through a series of industry-aligned college courses and boot camps, students will be fully equipped to success in one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation. Concurrently, cybersecurity organizations will benefit from a steady pipeline of highly skilled workforce talent, allowing employers to sufficiently recruit, train, and retain the top cybersecurity professionals.

C-CAP Program Update
This program is no longer accepting new applications.
UCCS offers enrollment for several other, quality and highly-rated cybersecurity programs. To learn more about the College of Business Cybersecurity Management Certificate, click the link below.
 

Program Benefits

NSA DESIGNATED CENTER OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE IN CYBER DEFENSE

Colorado Springs is home to over 125 cyber-related companies, five military installations, the National Cybersecurity Center and is consistently recognized as one of the nation's top cities for cybersecurity management professionals. C-CAP is meeting the needs of a rapidly growing industry, both in Colorado Springs and across the U.S.

CERTIFICATE IN CYBERSECURITY MANAGEMENT

Students who complete any of the offered program options (listed below) will receive an undergraduate certificate in cybersecurity management. The Boot Camps (CompTIA CYSA+, Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate Certification, PCSSE and more) will prepare students for industry-recognized certifications aligned with their occupation. 

Boot camp topics are designed around current industry demands and are subject to change and to evolve.

100% ONLINE

The program is offered completely online. Students will learn from internationally-recognized faculty with real-world experience in the cybersecurity industry. This program is administered through the UCCS College of Business, which holds a AACSB accreditation.

Cybersecurity Programs

  • Cybersecurity Analyst Program

    Focuses on training students for Cybersecurity Analyst role. Students will be required to complete three courses and associated boot camps on industry recognized certifications. Upon completion, participants will be awarded a UCCS Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management. After completing course requirements, students will be recognized with a Certificate of Completion of C-CAP Cybersecurity Analyst Program. Upon completion of C-CAP (5 courses), participants may apply credits earned towards a bachelor's degree at UCCS. 

    • Managing Network Interconnections (INFS 2510)
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity Technologies (CYSM 3500)
    • IT Risk Management (CYSM 4100)
    • Topics in Cybersecurity Management: Insider Threat (CYSM 3950)
    • Topics in Cybersecurity Management: Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Boot Camp (CYSM 4950)
  • Cybersecurity Penetration & Vulnerability Tester Program

    Will train students for Penetration & Vulnerability Tester role. Students will be required to complete three courses and associated boot camps on industry recognized certifications. Upon completion, participants will be awarded a UCCS Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management. After completing course requirements, students will be recognized with a Certificate of Completion of C-CAP Penetration & Vulnerability Tester Program. Upon completion of C-CAP (5 courses), participants may apply credits earned towards a bachelor's degree at UCCS. 

    Courses:

    • Managing Network Interconnections (INFS 2510)
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity Technologies (CYSM 3500)
    • Ethical Hacking (CYSM 4500)
    • Topics in Cybersecurity Management: Insider Threat (CYSM 3950)
    • Topics in Cybersecurity Management: Cybersecurity Analyst Certification Boot Camp (CYSM 4950)

Principal Investigator: Dean Karen Markel (kmarkel@uccs.edu)  

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor by Grant #HG-34411-20-60-A-8

Colorado Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program (C-CAP) will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. 

C-CAP will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30. 

C-CAP 2022