Application closed | Classes start the week of April 22, 2019
About the Program
City Colleges of Chicago offers a Cybersecurity boot camp free to qualified Chicago residents. This boot camp will provide both expert instruction and the equipment necessary for students to pass the CompTIA Security+ certification exam, a highly valued industry certification. Classes will take place at Harold Washington College, Wilbur Wright College and Kennedy-King College.
Develop the Skills You Need to Get a Job or Advance Your Career
Learn what you need to be prepared to take the industry-recognized CompTIA Security+ certification exam and develop important IT project management skills.
Take Advantage of Employer Partnerships
CCC works directly with cybersecurity companies like Trustwave to provide an immersive learning environment where you will receive instruction on the most-up-to-date threats, have access to corporate mentors, and have a direct path to internships and job opportunities.
Study Under Experts in the Field
Students will learn from cybersecurity professionals working in the financial and retail industries. This helps learners stay abreast of the latest cybersecurity threats, techniques, and responses.
Learn on Evenings and Weekends
This boot camp meets three times a week, totaling 12 hours. There are two online evening sessions, both of which are three hours long. The third class meets Saturdays on campus from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Students are expected to participate in all online and in-person classes.
when the next class session and application are available.
Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level
Students who successfully complete the course may go on to:
Work as a cybersecurity professional contractor
Continue developing cybersecurity skills and move toward a specialization through additional educational programs
Be considered for security analyst positions with CCC partners and other companies
“The cyber program at Wright was amazing and literally changed my life,” said Veronica. “If I didn’t make the decision to participate in it, there’s no way I’d have the job I have now and I wouldn’t be so optimistic about my professional future.”
Veronica Colegrove Technology Consultant at Protiviti, a global consulting firm