DFCS Academy Details
The DFCS Academy program is a 14-day residential hands-on training in digital forensics and cybersecurity at the college level.
After seeing demonstrations by prominent experts in digital forensics, participants will form teams that will compete to solve an actual case by applying investigative techniques, developing a body of evidence, and presenting their conclusions.
Later, students learn hacking techniques—as well as the strategies to defend against them—and then use real-life scenarios to build a network defense. During the program, students work closely with Champlain College professors who have extensive expertise and professional connections in the field.
Total registration fee for the 2021 course is $4,350—a non-refundable deposit of $500 is due at the time of registration.
What You'll Do at the DFCS Academy
- Get college-level lessons from top professionals in the cybersecurity field
- Learn the inner workings of cyber crime and network defense
- Engage in hands-on activities with state-of-the-art tech at the Leahy Center for Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity
- Meet new people and make new friends!
What You'll Get to Do Outside the Lab
After classes are done for the day, experience Burlington, VT with other students! The program offers fun activities like game or movie nights, hikes, the Battery Park Concert Series, Ben & Jerry's ice cream social, laser tag, and more.