Frequently Asked Questions

Accreditation

Are the degree programs accredited?

Yes, the degree programs are accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Application

How does a person get into the CSRA/LED program?

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For more information about how to apply to BPCC and the qualifications to become a BPCC student, see the BPCC General Admissions Requirements.

Background Check and Security Clearance

Will I have to pass a background check for a security clearance?

CSRA will conduct background checks on any student who is being processed to work for CSRA. Most positions will require that you pass the security clearance process before starting with CSRA.

Certifications

Will I receive certifications as well as my degree upon completion of the program?

Many courses are mapped to industry based certifications such as CompTIA. Students in the Cyber Technology Network Security degree program will be required to take and pass at least two accredited industry based certifications. Students who choose Cyber Technology Programmer Analyst degree program will be required to submit a portfolio with two written programs. The Computer Information Systems degree program does not currently require students to finish with two accredited industry based certifications. However, it is in the best interest of the student that they obtain them in order to be competitive among their peers.

Costs

What is the cost to join the CSRA/LED program?

There is no additional cost to join the CSRA/LED program except for the regular costs for tuition. The total number of credits (60) determines the total cost to students.
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Course Credit

Will individuals receive credit hours for these courses?

Yes, students will receive 60 credit hours and an Associate of Applied Science.

Guarantees

Am I guaranteed a job with CSRA by joining this program?

No, this program is intended to provide job placement assistance. Entry into the program does not guarantee a job or internship at CSRA.

Internship

Will the program involve an internship opportunity?

Yes, this program requires a completion of an off-campus internship. Interning with CSRA will be subject to whether CSRA accepts the student and whether the student passes any necessary background checks.

Program Length

How long does it take for individuals to receive a degree?

On average four (4) semesters over a 2 year period taking 15 hours per semester.

Transfer Student

What if I want to transfer from another school to BPCC?

Transfer students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 technical credit hours from BPCC.

Veteran Accommodations

Does BPCC provide any veteran services?

Yes, BPCC is designated a Military Friendly School and offers variety of military education benefits. Contact Susan Stakes at sstakes@bpcc.edu or 318-678-6472 for more information.

Working Elsewhere

What if I change my mind and want to work for a different IT company?

Entering the program will provide you a greater opportunity to work for CSRA but a student can work for another company if desired.