Cyber Security

Woodbridge, VA
Earn an Educational Stipend
August 2024
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How It Works


Our program provides you with an educational stipend and skills-based training in:

  • Information Security Methodologies
  • Computer Architecture & Systems Fundamentals
  • Computer Systems Administration
  • Technical Support
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Year Up’s Essential Skills Training

Put the skills you learned into practice! We'll work with our company partners to provide you access to internships and wrap-around support services.

Land a Job

80% of alumni are employed and/or enrolled in college within 4 months of graduation. Our support staff will guide you through every part of your job search.

Common role pathways:

  • Incident Monitoring & Response
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
  • Computer & Digital Forensics Analyst
  • Penetration Testing

Year Up Graduate Outcomes

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Cyber Security Typical Job Tasks

  • Assist with developing security policies and procedures (e.g. configure and support security tools such as firewalls and anti-virus software)
  • Create training materials and use tools (e.g. Zendesk, Remedy) to inform users of secure practices
  • Perform security upgrades, identifying and reporting abnormalities in network activity
  • Navigate basic computer hardware and execute queries to understand data

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18-29 years old
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Low to moderate income
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent resident, DACA recipient, or employment authorization card
  • Live within commuting distance of a Year Up location. Although Year Up has shifted to a hybrid program model, you must be able to regularly attend in-person days throughout the duration of the program
  • Have not obtained a Bachelor’s degree
  • Available five days a week (M-F) for the entire duration of the program
  • Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skills
  • Fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless you have a medical disability or sincerely held religious belief that prevents you from receiving the vaccine

More information about vaccination requirements can be found here.

Do you have DACA status?
Year Up strongly supports DACA and welcomes young adults with DACA status. For more, see our DACA GUIDANCE page.


Our staff will help you determine which campus is right for you after you apply to Year Up in National Capital Region.
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VA, Woodbridge
Northern Virginia Community College
2645 College Drive
(571) 303-1449
  • Be a part of a Year Up cohort of students at this college partner
  • Earn credits directly from this college partner to use toward a future degree
  • Applicants may be asked to submit a college application and complete a FAFSA form in addition to their Year Up application requirements

Where you'll Intern

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Washington, District of Columbia
Earn an Educational Stipend
October 2024