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CYBER P-TECH, USA AT SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL
Cyber P-TECH USA at Sam Houston High School opened August 2019 as the first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in San Antonio. The program has a focus on preparing students with the skills, credentials, and an industry-specific associate degree necessary for high-wage,
high-demand careers in cybersecurity within four to six years. Students have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, industry certifications, a two-year post-secondary certificate, and even an associates degree. Students will also participate in work-based training through internships, apprenticeships, and other job training programs.
The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 22 in 2017, paving the way
for school districts to work with the Texas Education Agency to launch
P-TECH programs. In the P-TECH model, schools partner with Texas
institutions of higher education and regional businesses and industries,
giving students post-secondary education and workforce training
Institution of Higher Education Partner
Cyber P-TECH at Sam Houston will partner with St. Philip’s College,
within the Alamo Colleges District. St. Philip's
College has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Through St. Philip’s, Cyber P-TECH students will have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist
degree. The degree will prepare students to design, implement, and
secure computer networks. Students with this degree will be able to
install security software, monitor networks for security breaches,
respond to cyber-attacks, and gather data and evidence to be used in investigating cybercrime.
As early as students’ second semester in the program, they will be able
to earn an Information Technology industry certification. By the time students are high school
juniors, they will have the opportunity to earn CompTIA Linux and
CompTIA Security certifications. By the fall of their senior year, students will be able to earn an Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist
Level 1 certificate. As early as the spring of their senior year,
students can earn associate degrees specifically tied to the
Students also will have the opportunity to learn from industry
partners and gain real-world experience through mentorships, job
shadowing, internships, professional skills development and field
experiences. Students who complete the program will have priority in
interviewing with participating employers.
The anchor industry partner is Accenture Federal Services,
which created an apprenticeship program in San Antonio to provide
under-represented groups greater access to digital-economy jobs while
building a pipeline of talent to help address the widening technology
skills gap. The company has more than 30 years of cybersecurity
experience serving clients who are at the heart of the nation’s
priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, health and civilian
issues – including every cabinet-level department within the federal
Additional industry partners include DC Industries, MIMS Institute Fellows Inc., STEMuli, and Tech Skills on Wheels. Other partners are expected to sign on in the coming weeks and months.
Cyber P-TECH, USA at Sam Houston High School is 100% open enrollment, with no barriers for attendance.
Students will work with top-notch companies who will partner as
instructors and mentors. Students will also be trained to become more
self-aware, emotionally healthy, persistent, and resilient.
Click on the below REGISTRATION LINK to sign up for the Cyber Summer P-TECH USA Program:
Cyber P-TECH USA Summer Program Registration
Click the below link to view Cyber Summer P-TECH USA Program Fyler:
Sam Houston High School | 4635 E. Houston St. | San Antonio, Texas 78220 | Phone: (210) 978-7900 | Fax: (210) 228-3005
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