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Apply now to attend WCC’s free GenCyber camps this summer

Middle and high school students will explore cybersecurity through hands-on activities.

Post Date:04/15/2019 1:13 pm

Bellingham, Wash. – Applications are now being accepted for Whatcom Community College’s summer 2019 GenCyber day camps for middle and high school students. The camps will explore cybersecurity, a fascinating and rapidly growing field, through hands-on activities. Students will learn how cybersecurity professionals help protect information and information systems from unauthorized access, misuse and destruction.

The GenCyber camps are offered at no cost to participants and lunch is provided. Funding is provided by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. There are two camp options for middle school students: July 8-12 and July 15-19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. The high school camp runs July 8-12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Camp is held in the classrooms and labs at WCC’s nationally acclaimed computer information systems / cybersecurity program.

Interested students should submit completed applications and supporting documents no later than May 31, 2019 for best consideration. Enrollment is limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required. To apply or for more information, visit http://whatcom.edu/cybercamp.

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit whatcom.edu.

Contact: Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310, pio@whatcom.edu

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