Deadline extended for WCC's Cybersecurity Camp

Event organizers for Whatcom Community College’s second annual Cybersecurity Camp have extended the camp’s application deadline to Friday, Nov. 30.

Selected high school juniors and seniors will explore the growing field of information security through hands-on computer activities and a cyberdefense competition.

Enrollment is limited for the January through February 2013 camp. WCC faculty will review applications and select the 24 participants. Selection is based on GPA, stated goals, an essay and a teacher recommendation.

Cybersecurity Camp is made up of six interactive sessions that will be held on WCC’s campus from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 5, 2013.

Students who successfully complete all six sessions can earn a $200 stipend, apply for college credit, meet with business and industry leaders in the technology field, and learn about exciting career and educational opportunities.

To learn more and to apply, visit

The camp is partially supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program.

While most of the camp expenses are covered by the grant, there is a $60 registration fee.

A limited number of partial scholarships will be available for low-income students.

In addition to camp activities, students will receive a T-shirt and compete for prizes. Lunch is also provided.

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