Transfer: Both the ITTP and the IT Model Curriculum for Transfer, on which it is based, are transferrable towards a Bachelor’s degree at National University and Western Governors University.
K-12 Funnel: The ITTP also aligns with efforts to increase cybersecurity education at the K-12 level through CyberPatriot and other cyber competitions. These events bring students from all walks of life together to learn how to keep networks safe against cyber threats.
Labor Market Assessment
While many entry jobs are accessible with recognized 3rd Party Certifications, the most valued credential is experience. Due to the increasing complexity of IT – Cybersecurity and the attendant managerial responsibilities the BS degree is rapidly increasing in demand.
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IT TECHNICIAN PATHWAY
The ITTP is divided into the following segments:
● Phase 1: Computer Retail Sales
● Phase 2: Help Desk/User Support
● Phase 3: IT Technician
● Phase 4: Cybersecurity or Networking specialization
Colleges can launch the ITTP at any time using the Implementation Checklist below. All of the recommended courses and recommended industry certifications are listed on the ITTP Course Guide. The student flyer can be used to promote the program.
CYBERSECURITY DEGREE ARTICULATION
The ICT-Digital Media Sector Team has developed articulation agreements that allow community college students to complete their studies at 4-year universities and obtain Bachelor of Science degrees in Cybersecurity and IT Management. Students who start the IT Technician-Cybersecurity pathway at a community college and transfer to any of the colleges listed below will receive credit for community college courses taken.
Find out how your campus can get involved and view current articulation agreements.
IT READINESS PROGRAM ASSESSMENT
IT MODEL CURRICULUM
Colleges across the state are preparing to align to the updated IT Model Curriculum and IT/Cyber Model Curriculum. All courses and descriptors will be finalized once approvals are in place.
GOOGLE IT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Colleges in the Bay Area have launched a successful pilot program that integrates Google’s IT Support Professional course content into the existing college curriculum. Through this program, students can complete Google’s cutting-edge content, with support and engagement from a community college faculty member and receive college credit. This certificate is designed to help students with no prior IT training get the experience needed for an entry-level job within one year.
To learn how the Google Certification aligns with the IT Model Curriculum, download the worksheet here. For an overview of each course, click here
To learn how your college can get involved, contact Richard Grotegut, Bay Region ICT-DM Deputy Sector Navigator at email@example.com.
CYBER COMPETITIONS AND RESOURCES
Ask us about connecting with our partner organizations. We are happy to share best practices with educators looking to bring cyber competitions to their college campuses and partner K-12 schools.
National Cyber League – Capture-the-flag cybersecurity competitions for high school and college students
SANS Cyber Security West 2021
February 1-6, 2021
SANS Pen Test & Offensive Training
February 8-13, 2021
WASTC Instructor Training
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