Students dive into the cyber world with first ever cyber security class at CART


A valley school is giving students the chance to dive into the cyber world.
The Center for Advanced Research and Technology in Clovis started a first of its kind cyber security class.

The teachers here at CART say we’re living in a technology world. So, it only fitting to add a cyber security classes. They say it’s giving students hands on experience in a fast growing industry profession.

“This is my favorite class of the day,” said 11th grade student Tyler Swanson. 

Tyler Swanson says since 6th grade he’s had a passion for all things technology.

“I knew about then it’s what I was going to do.”

Now he has the chance to explore the cyber realm. There’s a new cyber security class at CART in Clovis, and teachers says it’s designed to cater to students and their career goals.

“They’ll learn how to become technicians who can prevent people technically from being intruded from cyber attacks and things that will happen to them if they don’t have the right technology in place,” said Verne Farley a teacher at CART. 

Verne Farley, the new cyber security teacher at CART says in this day in age computers and internet have become part of every day life but says that’s a vulnerability.

“There are people out there whose full time job is to trick you, they’re trying to trick you into clicking on a link that will give them control over your computer and all of your finances,” she stated. 

But Farley says that’s where a class like this one comes in, they consult experts in cyber security,local law enforcement as well as incorporate technological side of English.

“Their English curriculum has to do with cyber security, they study technology and literature having to do with technology rather than the traditional literature.”

So, Farley says when major corporations get attack his students will be equipped for the job.
Something Tyler says he’s excited about.

“It’s something I actually enjoy doing so I know I’m going to do better in what I’m learning,” stated Tyler. 

Students will present their projects in January sharing tips with folks on what they should know when it comes to cyber security.

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