It is in our collective interest to determine what will make the Bachelors Cybersecurity Pilot successful in the CCCs. The following items should be part of that discussion:
Industry Certification Credit
Proposals allow credit for prior learning by exam or by comparable 3rd Party Certifications that align with included specific course curriculum (i.e certain CompTia, Cisco and MS Certifications to be specified). Could a waiver be used to allow fewer units to graduate in those cases?
Virtual Lab & Virtual Classroom for Upper Division Classes
Proposals include support for inter-CCC collaboration to fill classes (virtually) and transfer credits to assist student access and completions which may include sharing student headcount (FTEs) as needed to facilitate student access. ( i.e should 60-80% of the upper division offering be the same to enable class size optimization?)
Proposal supports competition and K-12 outreach: such as Cyberpatriot Mentorship, CCC National Cyber League participation.
Work Experience Credit
Proposals add ‘applied’ characteristics such as but not limited to : Work experience, Internship, apprenticeship.
Proposals build on C-ID based lower division CTE courses already cited in the IT Technician Pathway and or the IT Model Curriculum previously approved by the The Intersegmental Curriculum Workgroup (ICW), the body overseeing the curricular components of the implementation of Senate Bill 1440 (Padilla, 2010)