COD is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Teacher Camp, Beginning Student Camp and Advanced Student Camp in Summer 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all camps will be held in a virtual format. Applications are now open, please use the links in the site navigation to visit the appropriate page to apply. Camp participants are chosen using a random lottery system; applications will be accepted through April 15, 2021 and participants will be notified of selection status by April 23, 2021.
About COD GenCyber Camps
In Summer 2017, 2018 and 2019, through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Security Agency (NSA), COD presented GenCyber Camps. Gencyber included student cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students and teacher cybersecurity camps for teachers of grades 3 to 12. Camps were grant-funded and offered to participants at no cost.
GenCyber camps covered various aspects of cybersecurity, informing participants about privacy, security and safe online behavior. Participants were introduced to cyber ethics and engaged in hands-on sessions to tackle realistic data security problems.
- Student Camps (Students in Grades 6 to 10)
- Advanced Student Camp (Students in Grades 9 to 12)
- Teacher Camp (for teachers of grades 3 – 12)
- Cybercrime, social engineering, ethics and trends
- Introduction to cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity awareness
- Networking fundamentals
- Forensics cybercrime simulation
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 camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.
GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.
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.