The information security (cybersecurity) analyst apprenticeship program was recently introduced as part of the California Community College Chancellors Office’s California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI). The CAI applies the traditional apprenticeship model to create pathways to indemand, high-wage, and high-growth careers. Community colleges, employers, industry leaders, and the Division of Apprenticeship Standards collaborate to develop registered apprenticeship programs for high demand jobs. The CAI allows the partnerships the flexibility to integrate “pre-apprenticeship” preparation and mentoring during that OJT phase of the apprenticeship to support student/worker success.
The CCSF ISA Apprenticeship is registered with the California Department of Apprenticeship Standards, which provides employers with additional benefits. Apprentices must complete pre apprenticeship training in network security fundamentals to participate. During the apprenticeship, participants receive a minimum of 157.5 hours of advanced related instruction. Employers may customize this related instruction to fit their needs and are members of a committee that tracks and monitors apprentice performance to expectations.
Upon completion of the program, apprentices are qualified as CISSP Associates, on the way to one of the most highly regarding cybersecurity certifications in the industry.
LENGTH OF APPRENTICEHSIP PROGRAM?
18 month paid program for 40 hours OJT and up to 8 hours instruction per week. Wage at completion is a minimum $39/hour.
WHERE ARE COURSES OFFERED?
Courses are available at CCSF (available online and evenings).
WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED PRE-APPRENTICESHIP COURSES STUDENTS OR
CURRENT EMPLOYEES MUST COMPLETE?
1. CNIT 102: Operating Systems ll - Command Line OR CS 160A: Introduction to Unix/Linux
2. CNIT 106: Introduction to Networks OR CNIT 201C: Introduction to Cisco Networks
3. CNIT 120: Network Security
4. CNIT 40: DNS Security*
*May be waived for pre-apprenticeship and moved to post-apprenticeship upon approval by CCSF faculty
WHAT ARE THE INFORMATION SECURITY COURSES TAKEN CONCURRENTLY WITH APPRENTICESHIP?
1. CNIT 121: Computer Forensics OR CNIT 152: Incident Response
2. CNIT 122: Firewalls
3. CNIT 123: Ethical Hacking & Network Defense OR CNIT 160: Cybersecurity Responsibilities
AND OPTIONALLY, TWO OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES
- Advanced Ethical Hacking
- Practical Malware Analysis
- Exploit Development
- Hacking Mobile