NCC Cybersecurity Program

Funded by the NSF, the goal of this program is to increase enrollment in the program, especially for women and under-served populations to address the growing cybersecurity worker gap. (

Grant Outcomes

1. K-12 pipeline to STEM fields.
2. Increased articulation agreements with 4-year STEM schools.
3. Industry career partnerships.

Cybersecurity Projects & Initiatives

Scroll down the page to view different projects that have been implemented, including the Peer Mentor Program, the Professional Mentor Program, and the Cybersecurity Camp.

The Cybersecurity Peer Mentorship Program

We developed a program-specific peer mentoring program that is an active part of our retention efforts. In this program, second-year students are paired with first-year students within the same program of study. The second-year students serve as peer mentors to their first-year mentees sharing learning strategies and offering general advice and guidance.

The Cybersecurity Professional Mentorship Program

The Professional Mentorship Program aims to provide valuable opportunities for NCC’s Cybersecurity students to seek career advice and guidance from mentors who are seasoned professionals in their field.

The Cybersecurity Summer Camp

NCC Cybersecurity Summer camp starts your student’s cybersecurity education and awareness early and provides skills and knowledge for a growing career field! The camp will provide engaging instruction from NCC faculty and staff, group activities, hands-on laboratory experiences, and informal instruction to both individual and combined groups of participants. Upon completion of the camp, participants will have a strong understanding of cybersecurity in addition to mastering basic skills that can help them be safer online.