The NCC delivers courses online and classes are conducted by licensed STEM teachers. For the schools that already have the teachers to conduct the class, we provide the course materials and curriculum for those students. The cost for the NCC to conduct these classes is $500 per student for a full year. If the school provides their own teacher, they can receive the curriculum free.
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This class is for students who have little or no experience with Cybersecurity or other STEM experience. Many are 9th and 10th graders. This class is heavy on ethics, cyber safety, and other foundational aspects of cybersecurity and STEM.
This course is designed to be the introductory course for all IT classes such as Cyber Security, Networking and Computer Applications. The skills developed in this course will give students a solid foundation for continuing their information technology education in a safe, informed and ethical manner. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of operating systems, file systems and demonstrate a working knowledge of application software and Internet research skills by working on hands-on projects. Assessments will be both subjective and objective to demonstrate a full range of understanding in computer literacy. Students will be given the opportunity to earn a certification in IT Fundamentals.
The Cybersecurity Capstone Program is designed for high school students who already have cybersecurity experience through previous STEM classes or programs such as CyberPatriot. Students build on their prior knowledge and skills with the goals of preparing them for success in post-secondary education and preparing them to enter the professional cybersecurity or computer science workforce. The Capstone course is part of the Colorado Computer Science Foundations curriculum. It allows for individualized study for students to earn Information Security certifications by the end of their second semester.
A crucial part of this program is work-based learning, which includes extended direct interaction with professionals from the information technology industry. The interaction between students and the professional community may consist of shadowing, internships, on-the-job training, professional soft-skills development, and project-based initiatives. The different types of interactions are designed to allow flexibility according to the services or products a company provides and the organization’s ability to provide practical experience that complements the theoretical teaching students have learned in the classroom. The capstone course provides students with a chance to experience the real-world of technology.
It will give them a basic understanding of the professional skills that are key to a successful career in a STEM field.
Students exposed directly to work environments in STEM fields are more likely to decide to
follow paths that will lead to STEM careers, according to the findings of “Vocational
Anticipatory Socialization of Adolescents: Messages, Sources, and Frameworks that Influence
Interest in STEM Careers.”