Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program
Earn your degree while you work. Employers hiring nationwide.
A NEW MODEL FOR CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
You don’t have to choose between going back to school and getting a job. Welcome to the next generation of online cybersecurity education.
In the Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program, 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 an associate degree in IT, a Bachelor of Science degree in computer and information science majoring in cybersecurity, or a Master of Science in cybersecurity and trusted systems. Additionally, you will have opportunities to sit for various industry recognized certifications, earn other specialty certificates, and earn a Purdue Leadership Academy certificate—all without accumulating student debt and while earning a paycheck.
500,000 job openings
for cybersecurity-related positions
Latest News & Podcasts
- Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative partners with Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship ProgramCYAI promotes sustainable development of cybersecurity apprenticeship programs for youth aged 16-21 and is administered by ICF consultants.
- Purdue Polytechnic Institute recognizes National Apprenticeship WeekPurdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program announced that they will be celebrating the U.S. Department of Labor’s sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW), November 8, 2020 through November 14, 2020.
- PODCAST: Cyber Apprenticeships and Minority Business EnterprisesIn this inaugural episode of Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program podcast, our panelists discuss the need for more supplier diversity and the importance of having highly skilled cyber staff to protect U.S. resources.
“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 Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program