Apprentices

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Qualified apprentices will receive free tuition, free textbooks, and free certification exam attempts for the program courses. The cohort tracks for the program are currently scheduled to begin in June 2017, October 2017, and March 2018.

Who should apply?

apply nowThose that have completed high school (or equivalent) and are seeking cybersecurity training while working in a cybersecurity role should apply for acceptance into the program. The qualifications for the program are noted below.

Info Sessions

All interested in learning more about the apprenticeship program are welcome to join one of our Information Sessions. You will have an opportunity to hear about the program, ask questions, and share your passion for cybersecurity. Come and learn how to become part of the security community and help share what you already know. Bring a friend to one of our sessions. Session details are below.

August 8, 2017
7:00PM-8:30PM

More sessions will be scheduled in January 2018.

Coastline Community College
12901 Euclid St, Room 315 (3rd floor)
Garden Grove, CA (map)

Qualifications

  • 17 or older at the beginning of the cohort track
  • High school or GED equivalent
  • A+ certified (both hardware and software)
  • US Citizen/Right to work/Work VISA
  • Coastline student application; completion of the math and English placement exam (or transfer credit of C or better in these courses; this is a Coastline requirement)
  • Application to the program (must be approved)
  • Meet minimum GPA requirements
  • Do not have excessive number of withdrawals from college courses
  • Written application and oral interview
  • Interest in cybersecurity and networking
  • California resident, minimum 1 year

Commitment

  • Approximately 1 year and 6 months
  • Complete 7 online courses with a passing grade (each course is 8 weeks)
  • 2,000 hours paid on-the-job training; approximately 30 hours/week

Courses

Below are the courses planned for the first cohort track that began in June 2017. New cohort tracks will follow the regular semester system.

Cybersecurity Track

  1. CST C128 – Network+
  2. CST C230 – Intro to Security (Security+)
  3. CST C183 – Server+
  4. CIS C157 – Intro to Python Programming
  5. CST C232 – Ethical Hacking
  6. CST C245 – Computer Forensics
  7. CST C255 – Cybersecurity Analyst+
  8. CST C204 – CompTIA Linux+

Cisco Networking Track

  1. CST C128 – Network+
  2. CST C230 – Intro to Security (Security+)
  3. CST C183 – Server+
  4. CIS C157 – Intro to Python Programming
  5. CST C201 – CCNA 1: Cisco Fundamentals
  6. CST C202 – CCNA 2: Route/Switch Essentials
  7. CST C203 – CCNA 3: Scaling Networks
  8. CST C204 – CCNA 4: Connecting Networks

Possible Employer Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  1. Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  2. Typical modern office computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs and databases.
  3. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  4. Business mathematics and simple statistics.
  5. Principles of recordkeeping.
  6. Organizational principles and relationships.

Potential Employer List of Abilities:

  1. Independently perform assigned duties with speed and accuracy.
  2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in an office environment.
  3. Learn and understand all aspects of the assigned unit.
  4. Analyze work papers and reports.
  5. Identify and interpret technical and numerical information.
  6. Observe and problem-solve operational and technical issues.
  7. Effectively operate modern office equipment including computers and related software.
  8. Type accurately on a keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed.
  9. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
  10. Plan, organize and schedule priorities for assigned tasks.
  11. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  12. Demonstrate and foster acceptance and respect for individual differences.
  13. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  14. Work with a wide variety of personalities, including effectively responding to and resolving technical situations over the phone.
  15. Work in an open work environment, busy office with regular distraction.
  16. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to drive between locations, as necessary.
  17. Communicate effectively across business and technical boundaries.
  18. Connect easily with clients and colleagues

POSSIBLE PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Office environment
  • Constant interruptions
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Perform some repetitive motion activities, including typing on a keyboard for long periods of time
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to file materials
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs