NCTA Early College Cybersecurity Credit

EC3 - Early College Credit in Cybersecurity Workshop

* This Workshop is Invitation Only *

Workshop Overview:

There are benefits to students and institutions for early college credit in any subject, including cybersecurity. Early college credit can:

  • Lead to early exposure and help students opt in or out of a discipline
  • Boost the GPA depending on the mechanism
  • Increase enrollment in the high school course depending upon the type of course
  • Allow students to earn college credit and thereby save students money and time
  • Help higher education enhance recruitment and enrollment
  • Help higher education identify students with interest and talent in cybersecurity

Based on research to date, early college credit in cybersecurity is happening in pockets of the U. S. These early examples include notable variations in:

  • Expectations and motivations
  • Content
  • Mechanism
  • Type of credit, and
  • Processes for establishing the early college credit.

This workshop will explore these early efforts, their similarities and differences, and publish a report on these models in the interest of strengthening the ecosystem for early college credit in cybersecurity.

Dates & Times


Register Here by January 12, 2024

On Campus Parking

February 9, 2024 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM and February 10 8 AM – 12 Noon

University of South Florida Tampa Campus LIB 618 (Library Building Room 618). 4101 USF Apple Dr, Tampa, FL 33620. Building map (PDF)

If you are driving to campus, you will need to purchase a visitor parking pass here:

Daily Visitor parking can be purchased up to 14 days in advance, virtual permits require your license plate number. There are also parking pay stations on campus.

Visitor parking map:

Interactive campus map:

Workshop Agenda

Evening Networking Event Feb 9

Location TBD

Car Pooling

If you need a ride or are willing to provide a ride from hotel to campus, please complete this form so we can help coordinate transportation. The hotel is approximately 5 miles from USF Library.

Day 1 Friday 9 AM – 5 PM

  • Introductions
  • Overview
  • Models
  • Lunch
  • Models and Breakout Sessions
  • Wrap Up

Day 2 Saturday 8 AM – Noon

  • Content Deeper Dive
  • Wrap Up