Early College High School

    The mission of the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is to develop and support pathways to higher education that lead to careers in STEM fields for students through rigorous academic programming and a collaborative approach to learning.  A network of K-12, higher education, business and industry partners has been developed to provide students with the highest level of education and support for entering and succeeding in the clean energy fields. 

    The Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School is an  innovative program that provides high school students with transdisciplinary learning and 21st Century skill sets necessary to make informed decisions as they relate to college and career readiness.  Students have the advantage of being in a fully connected and collaborative learning environment.  Students work at their own pace and leverage 1:1 technology to access individualized academic support, master program expectations, and develop college and career readiness. With support from regional economic leaders, including the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), Saratoga Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and local Chambers of Commerce, the program connects with hundreds of businesses throughout the region that serve as assets for students and represents a robust fusion of education, business and industry collaborating to train students to become innovators and leaders for the jobs of tomorrow.

    Early college high schools blend high school and college in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it takes to complete a high school diploma and the first two years of college.  Students in the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School Program take both high school and college level coursework on a college campus at Hudson Valley Community College’s TEC-SMART campus located in Malta, NY. 

    Early College High School Cybersecurity College Coursework
    College Algebra with Trigonometry or College PreCalculus
    Computer & Information Security
    Introduction to Computing and Information Science  
    Introduction to Criminal Justice
    Legal & Ethical Environment of Business  
    Programming & Logic I
    Programming & Logic II
    *College coursework is subject to change.

    Early College High School  Business Connections
    Through our business partners, which includes Cisco, students are provided extensive opportunities to interact with business and industry partners. Guest speakers, telepresence systems, and online collaboration tools are used to connect students with industry experts.  In addition, students participate in on-site field experiences guided by mentors, who are employed by the business partners.

    Forecast for Growth in Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity may be the fastest-growing career field today, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating that the field will grow 28 percent between 2016 and 2026 (average growth for all jobs is about 7 percent). Some studies say that there will be a 200,000-person shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. in 2018, with a worldwide shortage of up to 2 million.

    Because cybersecurity professionals are in such high demand, salaries are also rising quickly for these jobs. The current median salary for information security analysts is now more than $92,000, not including benefits and bonuses. Here are some reasons behind cybersecurity industry growth.

    Cybersecurity Ventures report predicted that worldwide cybercrime would double from $3 trillion to $6 trillion between 2015 and 2021, and such rapid growth means that companies need qualified more cybersecurity professionals to implement security measures and fight cybercrime efforts than ever before.

    Career Fields in Cybersecurity
    Risk Assessment
    Offensive Security Management
    Defensive Security Management
    Patch Management
    Perimeter Protection
    Vulnerability Assessment
    Social Engineering Prevention
    Email Hosting & Protection
    Chief Information Security Officer
    Cybersecurity Specialist

    Post Graduation High Education Opportunities
    Hudson Valley Community College – CybersecurityUniversity of Albany- Bachelor of Science Digital Forensics
    Alfred State University- B.Tech degree in Cybersecurity