Cybersecurity and Coding I Career Exploration Academy Begins

10 a.m., to 12 p.m. Monday, June 14
Online

Sharpen your tech skills in a fast-evolving and in-demand field

Grades 9 through 12

Coding skills are among the most in-demand in today’s job market, and you can get your first taste of real-world experience in this two-part workshop that will introduce you to computer programming and computational thinking. 

No prior coding experience is required to benefit from the basic and fun exercises using some of the most popular programming languages used today. These seminars will introduce you to the basics and help you prepare for additional programming courses to enhance those basic skills. This career exploration academy is perfect for students who want to explore careers in fields such as: 

  • cybersecurity
  • computer networking
  • video game design
  • database management
  • machine learning
  • robotics

With the fundamentals you'll learn in this seminar, you'll be equipped to tackle whatever coding challenges you face next! In addition to the coding experiences, you will also learn cybersecurity basics. Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field that deals with securing data against an ever-growing number of threats that often result in data loss and theft.

You will apply the coding skills you learn to:

  • code a password generator;
  • review the security settings in popular systems you use every day, such as email and social media, to examine how hackers could potentially gain access to your private data; and
  • explore a number of "ethical hacking" tools that experts use to determine whether their systems are vulnerable to hackers who constantly search for weaknesses in the protections you have put in place to secure your systems and data.

Explore a challenging, rewarding, and rapidly-evolving career path. Sign up for this virtual career exploration academy today!

Registration

This career exploration academy is offered in two parts. For summer 2021, all academies will be delivered via Zoom. Registration is $79 per course.

Cybersecurity & Coding I will meet Monday, June 14, through Friday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to noon daily. Register for Cybersecurity and Coding I >