GMU Volgenau School to Offer Pre-college Cybersecurity Program for Middle, High School Students

From left: Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Claudette Davis, Kelly Knight and Padhu Seshaiyer

From left: Gov. Terry McAuliffe presents Claudette Davis, Kelly Knight and Padhu Seshaiyer the “2016 Programs that Work” award for the STEM Accelerator Program on Jan. 20, 2016, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering will offer a hands-on intensive Pre-college Cybersecurity program this summer from June 11 to Aug. 20 for middle and high school students.

Students take courses focused on cybersecurity for two years, or eight quarters, for 10 weekends in each. At the end of the two years, they will then complete an internship in the field of cybersecurity while still in high school.

Available courses include Principles of Information Security, Fundamentals of Hardware & Software, Fundamentals of Networking, Security Awareness, Fundamentals of Cyber Security I-II, Ethics in Computing, Ethical Hacking I-III, Computer Forensics I-III, Penetration Testing, Incident Response and Disaster Recovery and Career Readiness.

No background is necessary in technology or cybersecurity.

Middle and high school students who currently maintain 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Unofficial transcripts are required.

Click here for more information and to apply.

Related: GMU STEM Accelerator Program Again Receives “2016 Programs the Work” Award


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