EARN CTE AND ELECTIVE CREDIT TOWARD GRADUATION WHILE PREPARING FOR A REWARDING CAREER RIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL!
"Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks." ~U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics
Program Description: This program introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers in the fast-growing, high-paying Cyber Security industry. In this class, students will gain knowledge and experience in computer hardware, networking, IT security, and Linux. We will use these skills to compete in the Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot competition and to prepare to sit for CompTIA’s Security+ certifications.
High School Equivalency Credits: Students earn 3.0 credits per year allocated as 1.0 Career Technical Education, 2.0 Elective. See how these credits satisfy graduation requirements in the Program of Study.
College Credits: Credits available through Bates Technical College: up to 15 credits, Clover Park Technical College: up to 20 credits, Pierce College: up to 20 credits, or South Puget Sound Community College: up to 5 credits
Students who successfully complete the program and have earned a grade of B or better, will be eligible to apply.
Career Pathways: Help Desk Operator, Data Entry Keyer, Network Technician, Computer User Support Specialist, Security Engineer, Data Warehouse Engineer, Database Administrator, Cloud Architect, Enterprise Architect, Computer and Information Systems Manager Check out the Career Pathways page for more information!