Cybersecurity is a leading and emerging area of significant importance to the future of our society. The Innovation Center has many opportunities for students to engage in this fast growing career sector.

Check out this article highlighting some of the work from the Innovation Center Cybersecurity team from the Longmont Leader. 

Pathway Overview

Course Offerings

  • Open to all 9-12th graders (No prerequisites)

Protect your data; protect yourself!

508,000 That is the number of jobs that are currently unfilled in the field of Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is an in-demand field that affects all industries. Cybersecurity threats are ongoing and pose risks for individuals and corporations alike. In this course, students will learn how to protect themselves and businesses from these attackers. This course will delve into the following topics: Citizen Security, Encryption, Types of Attacks, Networking, Cyber Defense, Ethics and Law, and Risk Management. We will use hands-on activities with industry tools to engage students.

  • Prerequisite: CTE80120 Intro to Cybersecurity

Be a hacker; ethically.

This course will be an introduction to the principles and techniques associated with the cybersecurity practice known as penetration testing or ethical hacking. The course covers planning, reconnaissance, scanning, exploitation, post-exploitation, and result reporting. The student discovers how system vulnerabilities can be exploited and learns to avoid such problems.  Students can practice what they have learned in a cloud based infrastructure with hands-on labs.  These labs will simulate real life scenarios and will be accessible on any device that has a browser and an internet connection.

  • Open to all 9-12th graders
  • Coding knowledge recommended, but not required

Slither your way into coding and apply it to AI and cybersecurity!

Python is an extremely versatile language that is used by startups and tech giants in the field such as Google, IBM, Drop Box, and Facebook to list a few. In the first quarter of this course, we will go through the basics of Python including: data types, variables, conditional statements, looping, functions, and reading/writing to text files. In the second half of this course, we will apply our Python programming knowledge to Cybersecurity related needs such as password cracking, automating systems, ethical hacking, and forensics. At the end of this course, students will have the opportunity to take the PCEP – Certified Entry Level Python Programming Certification

  • Open to all 9th-12th graders

Open doors to Linux: open the sources! 

This course thoroughly covers Linux fundamentals. You’ll begin with basic principles and the Linux way of doing things, then move on to common user programs such as the command line and text editors. With these skills in hand, you can tackle system administration tasks, such as user management and network configuration. At the end of this course, students will be prepared to take the Linux Essentials exam.

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