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GenCyber Beginning Student Program

GenCyber Program Update

COD is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Teacher Camp and Advanced Student Program in Summer 2022. All sessions will be held in a traditional, face-to-face format. Applications are now open, please use the links in the site navigation to visit the appropriate page to apply. Program participants are chosen using a random lottery system. Applications are closed.

About the GenCyber Beginning Student Program

Tentatively, the Student Basic program will take place in 2023. We are not taking applications for 2022. More information to follow. 

Contact Us

Email contact:

Phone: Justin Wagner (630) 942-2520 or Tony Chen (630) 942-2537

About GenCyber

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase interest in cybersecurity careers and increase diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in the U.S., and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.

GenCyber's mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer sessions across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The program focuses on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.

The GenCyber program is open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.

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The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program at College of DuPage offers a variety of degrees and certificates that allow graduates to pursue a career in a wide range of information technology fields. In addition, CIT offers a variety of certification training programs through its Cisco Networking Academy and the CompTIA Academy. These training courses are for individuals interested in advancing their careers or for students who want to specialize in a particular area of study and receive certification training prior to graduation.