Computer Technology

A career in cybersecurity offers a great salary and plenty of opportunities for advancement. CyberStart supports students of underrepresented genders to gain accelerated, entry-level IT and Cybersecurity skills. New perspectives are needed in the field of Cybersecurity, and companies are actively recruiting employees like you!

  • Earn a 4-class Network Security Certificate in 1 year
  • All costs covered + a monthly $200 stipend during semesters
  • Earn valuable industry certifications CompTIA’s A+, Network+, and Security+
  • Join a like-minded cohort for monthly meet up’s


Applicants must identify as female or non-binary & have:

  • Completed CTEC 101: IT Principles or equivalent, or
  • Passed CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ or equivalent, or
  • Recommendation from IT employer, and

Applicants commit to:

  • Enroll in the Network Security CTC college classes at BPCC:

o   Fall 2021: CTEC 112 & CTEC 114

o   Spring 2022: CTEC 155 & CTEC 287

o   In-person, evening, or online classes available

  • Join in-person, monthly cohort meetings on campus
  • Meet with an academic advisor
  • Prepare for and take industry certifications

Computer Technology Academic Programs