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Cyber Courses for Community Colleges

Enhance your community college’s CS course offerings with CodePath’s Cybersecurity course.

The CodePath Community College Cybersecurity Program, in partnership with the Microsoft TEALS Program, brings industry professionals and instructors together to teach real-world cybersecurity skills. By participating in the program, your community college's CS program will establish valuable industry connections and offer an up-to-date curriculum that directly benefits your students. All at no cost to colleges and students.

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How It Works

Equip your students with in-demand cybersecurity skills with a curriculum created by industry engineers and refreshed yearly. Your instructors receive technical training and grading support while your students gain access to tech industry resources, mentorship, career support, and a network of talented alumni from all demographics.

Inspire your students by partnering with CodePath and Microsoft TEALS. We bring a deep roster of software engineering experts to support instructors, TAs, and students. You’ll be helping to build cybersecurity capacity while preparing your students for the plethora of opportunities in computer security roles.

Our programming centers the needs and success of Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, and low-income Computer Science students. 

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Curated course materials and curriculum

Our industry-backed Cybersecurity curriculum was originally designed and developed in partnership with Alex Stamos, Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and former Chief Security Officer at Facebook.

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Grading support

We remove administrative burden by providing grading support for student assignments.

Professors who wish to use their own grading support systems can opt out of this service.


Industry professional volunteers from TEALS

We pair professors with volunteer industry professionals to provide curriculum support, classroom instruction support, office hours, and more.

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24/7 Online Support for Students

All CodePath students are invited to join our robust online community, where TAs and technical support staff are available to answer questions or troubleshoot problems 24/7.

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Training for Student TAs and Professors

All professors and TAs are invited to join our training program to make it as easy as possible for you to bring CodePath to a college.

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Community of like-minded faculty

Join our national community of faculty who want to close the equity gap in tech

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Add a Career-Focused Offering for Tech Students

CodePath strategically partners with CS Departments at colleges and universities to supplement university offerings with CodePath courses, mentorships, career support, and a network of talented and diverse alumni. All of our programs, for-credit or not, are offered to colleges and universities at no cost and provide professors with the technical training, grading support, and up-to-date curriculum to help inspire students to follow their passions.



A free resource for colleges

Add a new and exciting course to supplement your program without touching your already stretched budget. The curriculum is current and relevant to industry needs, and includes faculty support, industry volunteers to visit or co-teach classes, and online 24/7 support available for students.


CodePath benefits for students

Students who take the class join CodePath’s network of resources and support. We offer software engineering mentors, virtual career fairs, technical interview practice, and guidance for internship and job searches.


Tech industry-supported opportunity

Create excitement on campus and motivate students to succeed and persist in computer science programs. The interaction with industry volunteers gives students access to working professionals to help them find their passion in the highly sought-after technical field of cybersecurity.


  • What types of higher education institutions are eligible for this program?

    Community colleges that currently offer a computer science related program, or are interested in expanding their computer science / cybersecurity offerings.

  • What are the requirements for my college to participate?

    CodePath and Microsoft TEALS provide all of the program supports listed above in the How It Works section.

    Participating colleges commit to providing the following:

    • A designated professor or adjunct instructor to lead the CodePath course
    • Consistent communication with CodePath operations and admissions teams
    • Facilitation of the for-credit and registrar listing process at your college

  • How much does the Cybersecurity Program cost?

    It is entirely free for participating colleges and students. Tech industry professionals volunteer their time, and we are able to provide the course and extensive support with generous contributions from our industry sponsors.

  • Who can bring the Cybersecurity Program to my school?

    We invite any community college professional to submit an application for this program (including but not limited to):

    • Computer Science Professors
    • Computer Science Chairs
    • Career Center Staff
    • Deans or other administrators

  • Where can I find more information on CodePath's course curriculum?

    Here are some additional resources!

    Here is a brief video overview of CodePath's Cybersecurity Pathway.

    For more information on CodePath's other courses and pathways, visit the following pages:

  • Why do CodePath and Microsoft offer this program?

    Our organizations are committed to expanding the pipeline of tech talent to include every interested student, especially those from groups traditionally under-represented in the tech industry. Our support can help students who may have yet to consider a technical career but can succeed with the added student support, mentorship, and community we provide along with our courses.

    Read the Microsoft blog to learn more.

  • I’m a student. Can I bring the CodePath TEALS program to my college?

    Your enthusiasm can be the catalyst to get your college to offer this program. If you are a community college student, talk to your computer science department, career center, or college dean. Your college’s administration must follow through to start the program.

  • I have more questions. Who do I contact?

    Please email Jared Fritz at

  • About Microsoft TEALS

    Technology Education and Learning Support (TEALS) is a Microsoft Philanthropies program that believes all students should have equitable access to inclusive computer science education, creating a pathway to economic opportunity. The program builds sustainable computer science programs in schools, with a focus on serving students excluded from learning CS because of race, gender, or geography. TEALS helps classroom teachers learn to teach computer science on their own by pairing them with industry volunteers and proven curricula.​ Since its inception in 2009, over 100,000 high school students have received CS education through TEALS.

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Bringing Industry to You

CodePath's courses are informed by the needs of our employer partners, developed by software engineers, and are applicable to the real-world scenarios students will experience once hired.

This intensive training combined with your CS curriculum develops students who truly embody tech excellence: They have tangible coding experience and critical, solutions-oriented thinking; they are performance and productivity-minded; they’re committed to teamwork and collaboration; and they’re ready and qualified to meet any company’s high engineering standards.

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Our Proven Track Record


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college partners in 2022 from Alabama A&M University to Western Michigan University

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university partners offered our courses for credit in 2022

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minority-serving institutions in 2022, including HBCUs and HSIs

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students enrolled in CodePath courses in 2022, 74% of whom identify as Black, Latinx, first generation and/or low income

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course completion rate in 2022

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CodePath students are 8x more likely to secure job placement in a Fortune 500 technology company than their peers in 2022

CodePath Campuses

CodePath offers industry-backed courses at over 70 universities and colleges nationwide. Whether students want to strengthen their technical interviewing skills, learn web and mobile development, or build secure applications, we meet students where they are.

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    Hear From Our Alumni

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    Software Engineering Intern, Google
    Howard University

    "The focus on hands-on activities and real-life scenarios made for an awesome learning experience. I appreciated how the course was structured in a way that reflected the nature of Cybersecurity."

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    Engineer, LG Electronics
    CUNY Baruch College

    "I’ve always been fascinated with the hackers' world. It was lucky of me, against many other applicants, to be accepted into this course. Although it could be a bit challenging without prior basic knowledge, the lectures are quite informative. Every week we get to explore new topics and hacking concepts with practice. I believe some problems are close simulations of real-world scenarios. To anyone pursuing a career path in Cybersecurity, this course truly aligns with your passion."

    Zavier Berolo

    Software Engineer Program Intern, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co
    CUNY Baruch College

    "For my cohort specifically, I am very happy that I am learning essentially first-hand what "hacking" really is including cybersecurity fundamentals. Also, the teachers have been amazing and have gone the extra-mile to help me and the other classmates countless amounts of times already."

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    Morgan State University

    “CodePath's cybersecurity program was a life changing opportunity for me. I learned so much that would benefit me individually and any organization I become a part of. The weekly classes, labs, and individual/group projects made this experience hands-on and so much fun. The knowledge I gained from this class landed me a Summer 2023 internship, what more could I have asked for?”

    Hear From Our Partners

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    Professor and Executive Director Howard West - Google Tech Exchange

    Howard University

    "Most HBCU CS Chairs are under-resourced. Even if we had the money, there just aren't enough CS professors. CodePath allows us to connect our students directly to what's being taught in the industry plus increase the number and quality of courses taught for free."


    Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology

    “CodePath is leveling the playing field. We are not one of the top 10 universities, but with CodePath we can give our students similar opportunities. With CodePath our students are introduced to the state of the art tools that are used in the industry, which may not be covered in other courses.”


    Instructor, College of Southern Nevada

    “CodePath is filling the gap between school work and the real world. CodePath helps students practice things like teamwork and using Git resources that would be considered dishonest in the academic setting. They’re giving students a real-world technical experience and proof that you actually know how to do the job.”

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