Gearing up for a Successful Career in Cybersecurity: Introducing Vaughn’s Computer Engineering Summer Boot Camp

July 1, 2022 Vaughn Spotlights

Vaughn College is excited to announce its first-ever Computer Engineering Summer Boot Camp,  happening in August. Students will be introduced to some of the hottest topics in the industry, including cybersecurity, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, computer scripting, operating systems, ethical hacking and so much more! And best of all—it’s completely free!

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity, our summer boot camp can be your first big step to becoming a highly sought-after candidate in one of the fastest growing career sectors in the country.

Why the field is red hot

Today, nearly all financial transactions are conducted online, which have given rise to cyberattacks. If you’ve ever been hacked, you know firsthand experience how disruptive it is. Because of the serious nature of cyberattacks, the U.S. government is now requiring companies to protect data. There are approximately 1.8 million cybersecurity-related positions worldwide that will go unfilled this year. The urgency to fill these positions is making computer engineering and information technology among the hottest career sectors today.

Vaughn’s Computer Engineering Summer Boot Camp Details

Where and when it’s happening

The three-week computer engineering boot camp will be held on Vaughn’s main campus. Here is what you need to know:

Program runs from August 8 – 25.

Each week, classes will be held Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(One hour lunch break between 12-1 p.m.)

Who is eligible to participate?

This free, in-person, three-week program is open to:

  • High school students, particularly seniors
  • Community college students
  • College students with an interest in computer engineering, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence
What will be taught?

Students will receive an introduction and hands-on training in some of today’s most influential topics in the industry, including:

  • Blockchain technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Principles of ethical hacking
  • Computer scripting
  • Operating systems
  • Plus, so much more!

Through project implementations in hardware and software, students will engage in hands-on learning practices to help them understand the top-down processes that focus on application results. Here are some other exciting features:

  • Each class focuses on the hottest topics in the industry.
  • Each week, a new topic will be explored.
  • Students will be fully engaged with theory and hands-on training.

Why Vaughn?

Vaughn has the faculty, resources and industry experts to help you engineer a bright future in cybersecurity and information technology. Need more proof? Check out our proven results:

  • Vaughn was ranked #1 in upward mobility nationwide.*
  • Vaughn was ranked a 2022 Best Regional College by U.S. News & World Report.
  • 88 percent of Vaughn graduates―75 percent in their chosen field―are employed or continue their education within one year.**
  • Vaughn was ranked in the top four percent of colleges with the highest ROI for low income students.***
  • Vaughn’s well-connected, experienced faculty and staff will keep you on a path of success throughout your college career.
  • Vaughn’s curriculum is based on the latest trends in the industry and is updated as trends shift with new technological advancements.
  • We guarantee you’ll graduate with the skills you need for a successful career.

Ready to register for boot camp?

Make the most of your future this summer. It’s easy to register. Complete a simple form and we will confirm your acceptance.

Sign Up Here

Booting up for success

Are you interested in pursuing cybersecurity as a career? Check out Vaughn’s new Computer Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program, now enrolling for fall 2022!

Learn More

 

*The Upshot, January 18, 2017, “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60.”

**Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There were a total of 237 graduates in 2020. 178 reported an outcome for an 75% response rate. The 2020 graduate class includes September 2019, December 2019 and May 2020 graduates.

***Data from a study completed by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, “The Colleges Where Low-Income Students Get the Highest ROI

For eligible full-time students. See full details here.