Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Academy

Tech Room
Program is open to students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates.

The Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Academy offers students an in-depth learning experience in the field of cybersecurity and digital forensics. Students gain hands-on learning experience from veterans of the cybersecurity industry.

The curriculum covers a wide breadth of digital forensics and cybersecurity topics, from investigating digital crimes to constructing and safeguarding networks. Students work together to solve real digital forensics problems faced by law enforcement agencies all over America in this pre-college summer program.

This program is designed for:

  • Students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates
  • Students who are interested in the growing fields of cybersecurity and digital forensics
  • Students who want to experience a digital forensics lab firsthand while meeting new friends and building connections with industry experts

Pre-College Summer Program Details

Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Academy

Session II – Residential

Students entering grades 10–12 and recent high school graduates
July 25 – August 5, 2022
Student smiling and working on a computer

Get a Jump Start on College Education

In the Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics Academy, students will:

  • Gain real, practical skills in cybersecurity
  • Learn how to defend against cyberattacks, investigate digital crimes, and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Prepare for both college life and their future careers in cybersecurity
  • Learn new skills and work collaboratively with other students who are also passionate about cybersecurity and digital forensics

Learn from the Best

During the program, students work closely with Champlain College professors who teach our Computer Networking & Cybersecurity and Computer & Digital Forensics courses and have extensive expertise and professional connections in the fields of cybersecurity and digital forensics.

Professor teaching a class about cybersecurity
Students working on a computer together

Make Friends

Program attendees will have a lot in common with their fellow students. By working together in the classroom, living together in the residence halls, and enjoying extracurricular activities, students form friendships that last far beyond the length of the Academy.

Experience Champlain College

In an ever-changing world, Champlain College is renowned for preparing future leaders in the most sought-after career fields and professions that today’s students are most passionate about. Explore our facilities, learn from our expert faculty, and enjoy our beautiful campus.

Student presenting at a podium

Example of a Daily Schedule

The daily program will include morning and afternoon instruction, and a combination of instruction and recreational activities in the evenings. We’ll work right through the weekend to take full advantage of the time we have together!

8:30 – 9:00 AMMorning Meeting
9:15 AM – 12:15 PMClassroom Instruction
12:15 – 2:00 PMLunch and Recreation
2:00 – 5:00 PMClassroom Instruction
7:00 – 10:00 PMEvening Lab / Recreation Activity

Experience College Before College

More in Student Life
Students playing frisbee on a lawn on Champlain campus
My son had the privilege to attend the Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Academy this summer and it was life-changing. We’ll be filing for Early Decision [as a Champlain College student] this fall.
Parent of Program Attendee

Learn More About Pre-College Summer Programs at Champlain College

Fill out the form below to receive additional information about our programs through our mailing list. If you have any questions, contact Bridget Ryan at or (802) 383-6287, or include them in your form submission, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Picture of Champlain College campus