Cyber Technologies Academy

Cyber Technologies Academy

Training the next generation of cybersecurity experts

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About the Program

Classes for High School Students

The Cyber Technologies Academy (CTA) is an entry-level program for high school students intrigued by computer science and cybersecurity. Offering fun, interactive lessons and exercises, the CTA can be your first step toward becoming part of the next generation of cybersecurity experts. Plan to participate in our next CTA session. You'll learn from our cybersecurity professionals, meet other students with similar interests, and supplement your college applications with an impressive technical skill set. Learn more about the program and the classes being offered.

Training and Resources for Teachers

A second component of the CTA is aimed at teachers interested in supplementing an existing computer science curriculum. Join us for free summer training classes and gain knowledge and resources you can use at home or in the classroom. If you are a teacher or school administrator and want to become involved with the CTA or take our summer training classes, email us at cta@sandia.gov. Please include your name, school, class(es) of interest, and some background information (such as on existing cyber classes at your school). Learn more about the program and the classes being offered.

Announcements

Fall Class Cancelled

October 19, 2016

Due to very low enrollment, we have decided to cancel the class offering for Fall.  Please direct any questions via e-mail to ctaadmin@sandia.gov

Fall Class Announcment

October 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be teaching a new class, called "Solving CTF Challenges"  on Monday afternoons (4-6pm) from October 24th through December 12th.  This class is only open to those who have completed our "Introduction to Cyber Technologies" class.  Past students should have received e-mail regarding the class.  Please direct any questions via e-mail to ctaadmin@sandia.gov

Summer  Class Announcement, New Location, and CyberPatriot Camp

April 18, 2016

Sorry for the delay.  We are trying something new!

We are pleased to announce that we will be teaching 1 class, from July 25th through August 4th.  We'll be teaching the Introduction to Cyber Technologies course from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday each of these two weeks.  

What's new is our location:  We'll be teaching this class on the campus of Las Positas College in Livermore.  More details about the exact location will be sent to students who are accepted.  We expect to have the application available by Tuesday April 19th and the deadline for applications is Monday May 2nd at 6pm PDT.

Also, at this location, we should be able to admit students who are not US citizens.  But, students must be officially enrolled in a local high school.

In addition, Las Positas College will be offering a CyberPatriots Boot Camp the week following our class (starts August 8th).  More information at:  http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/dfields/cybersecurity/cybersecurity.html.  CyberPatriot is a nation-wide competition in cybersecurity.  We anticipate several local high schools will stand up teams to compete during the coming academic year.  More information at:  https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/

Spring Class Announcement and Information Regarding Summer Classes

February 10, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be teaching 1 class, starting the week of March 7th.  On Mondays, we'll be teaching the Introduction to Cyber Technologies course.  We expect to have the application available by Thursday February 11th and the deadline for applications has been extended to 6pm PDT on Monday February 22nd.

As for Summer 2016 classes, we do not yet know what will be offered.  We expect to have made decisions by early March 2016.

Fall Classes Announcement

September 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce that we will be teaching 2 classes, starting the week of October 5th.  On Thursdays, we'll be teaching the Introduction to Cyber Technologies course.  On Mondays, we'll be teaching back-to-back short courses:  Cryptography (for 5 weeks) and the first half of a new Introduction to Cyber Security course.  Note:  The Monday classes will only be avaialble to students who have completed the Introduction to Cyber Technologies course.  We expect to have the application available on Monday September 21st and the deadline for applications will be 6pm PDT on Friday September 25th.

Introduction to Cyber Technologies Released!

June 19, 2015

We have finally finished our course textbook and exercise environment for our Introduction to Cyber Technologies class. Check it out on our new Releases page!

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Contact Us

  • Email: cta@sandia.gov
  • Classroom phone (Spring Classes only): (925) 294-2571

Upcoming Sessions

  • Fall Session (has been cancelled)
    October 24 to December 12, 2016

    Application Deadline:
    Monday, October 17 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Location (Spring Classes)

Livermore Valley Open Campus
Sandia National Laboratories
7011 East Avenue, Livermore, California 94550

Current Class Offerings

  • For information about future classes for teachers and other opportunities to collaborate, please contact us at cta-admin@sandia.gov