Who should register?


Qualified apprentices will receive free tuition, free textbooks, and free certification exam attempts for the program courses. Prior cohort tracks began in June 2017, October 2017, April 2018, and October 2018, April 2019, October 2019, March 2020, August 2020, & January 2022.

Who should apply?

Those that have completed high school (or equivalent) and are seeking cybersecurity training while working in a cybersecurity role should apply for acceptance into the program.

Qualifications for the program are noted below.

Info Sessions

All interested in learning more about the apprenticeship program are welcome to join one of our Information Sessions. You will have an opportunity to hear about the program, ask questions, and share your passion for cybersecurity. Come and learn how to become part of the security community and help share what you already know. Bring a friend to one of our sessions. Session details for the upcoming cohort will be posted when determined. Announcements regarding information sessions will be sent by email to all that subscribe and apply for the upcoming cohort.


  • 17 or older at the beginning of the cohort track
  • High school or GED equivalent
  • A+ certified (both hardware and software)
  • US Citizen/Right to work/Work VISA
  • Coastline student application; completion of the math and English placement exam (or transfer credit of C or better in these courses; this is a Coastline requirement)
  • Application to the program (must be approved)
  • Meet minimum GPA and academic requirements
  • Do not have excessive number of withdrawals from college courses
  • Written application and oral interview
  • Interest in cybersecurity and networking
  • California resident, minimum 1 year
  • Cannot have taken more than 2 courses in the chosen CCAP track (see below for courses).


  • Complete 7 to 8 online, hybrid, or in-person courses with a passing grade.
  • Complete all required industry certifications.
  • 2,000 hours paid on-the-job training. (Note: It is the responsibility of the apprentice to obtain on-the-job training position. The program does not place apprentices into on-the-job training positions or jobs. It provides connections, mentorships, networking opportunities, job readiness workshops, and other support services).
  • Attend job readiness and tech workshops as required.


Below are the courses planned for the  cohort tracks. These college credit courses will follow the regular semester calendar at Coastline.

Cybersecurity Track

  1. CYBR C101 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  2. CST C158 – Contemporary Operating Systems (Server+)
  3. CST C128 – Computer Networking Principles (Network+)
  4. CIS C157 – Introduction to Python Programming
  5. Plus 3 electives

Information Technology Track

  1. CST C104 – IT Fundamentals
  2. CST C110 – Computer Hardware and Software (A+ Essentials)
  3. CST C128 – Computer Networking Principles (Network+)
  4. CST C158 – Contemporary Operating Systems (Server+)
  5. CYBR C101 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  6. Plus 2 electives

Cloud Computing Track

  1. CST C104 – IT Fundamentals
  2. CST C128 – Computer Networking Principles (Network+)
  3. CST C158 – Contemporary Operating Systems (Server+)
  4. CYBR C101 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  5. CST C198 – Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundations
  6. CST C295 – Amazon Web Services Architect Associate
  7. CST C296 – Amazon Web Services Cloud Operations Associate
  8. CST C297 – Amazon Web Services Cloud Developer

Possible Employer Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  1. Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  2. Typical modern office computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs and databases.
  3. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  4. Business mathematics and simple statistics.
  5. Principles of record-keeping.
  6. Organizational principles and relationships.

Potential Employer List of Abilities:

  1. Independently perform assigned duties with speed and accuracy.
  2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in an office environment.
  3. Learn and understand all aspects of the assigned unit.
  4. Analyze work papers and reports.
  5. Identify and interpret technical and numerical information.
  6. Observe and problem-solve operational and technical issues.
  7. Effectively operate modern office equipment including computers and related software.
  8. Type accurately on a keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed.
  9. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
  10. Plan, organize and schedule priorities for assigned tasks.
  11. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  12. Demonstrate and foster acceptance and respect for individual differences.
  13. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  14. Work with a wide variety of personalities, including effectively responding to and resolving technical situations over the phone.
  15. Work in an open work environment, busy office with regular distraction.
  16. Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to drive between locations, as necessary.
  17. Communicate effectively across business and technical boundaries.
  18. Connect easily with clients and colleagues


  • Office environment
  • Constant interruptions
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Perform some repetitive motion activities, including typing on a keyboard for long periods of time
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone
  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Seeing to read a variety of materials
  • Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching to file materials
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally
  • Lifting up to 40 lbs