Charlottesville, Va. – Piedmont Virginia Community College Workforce Services, in partnership with ATIC (Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development), is now accepting applications for its Analyst Boot Camp (ABC), a rigorous 10-week, 400-hour course designed to provide students with the necessary tools for a career in the intelligence community.
The ABC runs from Sept. 15 through Nov. 21. This is the final session of classes offered through PVCC, and on the entire east coast, before ATIC moves the program to its headquarters in Dayton, Ohio. Tuition for the course is $9,995. The program has been approved for post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Veterans are encouraged to contact their Veterans Affairs office for tuition assistance.
The ABC curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the intelligence community by training workers for high-value jobs within government and commercial employers. Courses include Introduction to the Intelligence Community, How to Think Like an Analyst, Counterintelligence, Order of Battle Analysis, Cyber Security, Homeland Security, Geospatial Analysis and more. Courses begin at the unclassified level and transition as students gain their security clearances.
Students completing the ABC have earned jobs at the Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and the Naval Surface Warfare Center. A number of students have also been hired by government contractors in the private sector including Deloitte, USIS, CACI International, Inc., Lockheed Martin and many smaller subcontractors. Students may also be eligible for private sector jobs that provide intelligence services.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is recommended for the program; however, in certain circumstances, applicants with less than a bachelor’s degree may be considered given previous experience relevant to positions within the intelligent community or Department of Defense.
Enrollment in the ABC is limited to U.S. citizens who must submit their résumé and take part in a phone interview. Students accepted into the program will apply for Secret Security Clearance during their first week of class and have the opportunity to apply for Top Secret Clearance before finishing the program.
For more information about the Workforce Services Analyst Boot Camp and other adult education classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434.961.5354.