Cyber Security Career Academy (Introductory and Advanced)

Information and Updates: DVC Career Academies Summer 2020 Interest Card

The Cyber Security (Patriot) Career Academy is designed to excite students about cybersecurity career opportunities and the importance of cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities. The Air Force Association (AFA) Cyber Camp will culminate in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA's Cyber Patriot National Youth Defense Competition. Interested students must complete all required forms below AND register for either CNT-150CS-1289 (Intro) and/or CNT-150DN-1290 (Advanced)

Career Academy Information


Introductory: June 8-12, 2020 - San Ramon Campus

Introductory: June 22-26, 2020 - Pleasant Hill Campus

Advanced: June 29 - July 3, 2020 - Pleasant Hill Campus

Note: Students must attend and pass the introductory academy first before they can participate in the advanced level academy. 

All students who attended the Cyber camp and/or cyber patriot competition last year can enroll in the advanced academy this year. 

Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Introductory/Advanced on Pleasant Hill Campus: ATC-114

Introductory on San Ramon Campus: E-161


High school students pay ONLY $1.00 per unit.

College credit:

CNT-150CS-1289 (Intro) and/or CNT-150DN-1290 (Advanced):

Earn 1 unit college credit and 2.5 units of high school credit.


How to Apply:

What can you do now?

Starting April 1st:

  • Complete Career Academy Application (link will be here and at top of page starting April 1st)
  • You will not enroll for this course through InSite and must receive permission from our office to enroll.
  • Hold on to your signed Special Admissions Recommendation Form until you receive an email stating you have been accepted into the Career Academy
  • Beginning of May, students will receive an email if they have been accepted or waitlisted
  • Once accepted, you must respond confirming your spot and complete the online permission forms by a certain date that will be in your email
  • You will receive a date in June to submit your Special Admissions Recommendation Form to either the Pleasant Hill or San Ramon Campus Admissions & Records Office. You can also pay your fee of $1/unit at this time.
  • Campus Hours: PHC - Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am-7:00pm; SRC - Monday-Thursday 9:00am-6:30pm *Closed Fridays

For more detailed instructions: Steps to Apply to Career Academies

Who can apply: This course is appropriate for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 for Fall 2020
  • DVC does not provide meals; please make sure to pack your own lunch and snacks.
  • Because this class gives college credit, students must attend everyday for the whole time or they may receive a non-passing grade for the class on their college transcript.
Capacity: Limited to 35 students
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