Earn your degree while you work. Employers hiring nationwide.


You don’t have to choose between going back to school and getting a job. Welcome to the next generation of distance learning.

In the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP), you work for an employer that pays for your education while you gain paid industry experience and training. When you complete the program, you will have earned either an associate degree in IT or a Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity, and you will have opportunities to sit for various industry recognized certifications, earn other specialty certificates, and get a Purdue Leadership Academy certificate—all without student debt and while you’ve been earning a paycheck*.

3.5 million

cybersecurity job openings by 2021


Become a security expert

When you join the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program, Purdue’s network of employers pays for your college degree. You’ll earn a salary while you earn your cybersecurity degree from Purdue!
  • Apprenticeship registration invitations

    We thank you for your interest in the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP). Just like you, the staff of P-CAP have suddenly had to make drastic adjustments to work and home life.

    Invitations via email

    We are working quickly to launch the Apprenticeship Registration Portal. If you have already indicated your interest, be on the lookout for an invitation between now and April 15. We are currently sending invitations in phases, alphabetically.

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“Both industry and government have a critical need for cybersecurity experts…We built a multifaceted apprenticeship pipeline that unites industry, government and education in a coordinated effort to develop a highly qualified cybersecurity workforce.”

— Geanie Umberger,
clinical professor and executive director of P-CAP

The Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Federal Award Id. No. HG-33038-19-60-A-18, CFDA #: 17.268-H-1B Job Training Grants