Covered 6 Security Academy

Cyber Security Technician Program (CST)

** IMPORTANT **  This program is now offered as a DISTANCE LEARNING Course - Click to Learn More

If you are interested in starting a career in the high demand field of Cybersecurity, now is the time to act. This is a limited-time opportunity for Veterans and civilians to enroll in a 6-week, at home, interactive live stream, distance learning program that will get you certified, and potentially start working in an in-demand industry.

In response to the COVID-19 health pandemic, Covered 6 has collaborated with the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs to find a viable solution to the problem facing our student population, which is how to obtain vocational education training amid this global crisis. We agree that in providing a pathway to learning, ensuring student safety, health, and well-being are paramount.

We are excited to announce that Covered 6 has been granted permission to offer our Department of Labor National Standard, Cyber Security Technician (CST) program, through distance learning education from April 27 through December 17, 2020.


  • Daily Interactive Distance Learning with our LIVE instructors.
  • Coursework completed from the comfort of your own home.
  • Tactical Technology Kit - We will ship you everything you need to complete the course (Laptop, tactical laptop case, repair tool kits, instructional and lab materials, as well as other course equipment).
  • We accept POST 9/11 G.I. Bill Benefits.
  • Student Loans are available for qualified applicants.
  • Students are eligible for BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) during the course.
  • You will receive vouchers needed to take the cybersecurity certification exams for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+.

We are excited about the professional growth that awaits you and feel honored to provide you the educational opportunity to help you reach your goals. From our family to yours, we wish you health and wellness. Stay safe!


Please submit your information using the online form below. Once received, a Vocational Advocate will get in touch with you to discuss the qualifications for entry and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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C6 trains "eTradesman" to build, operate, and protect cyber infrastructure 

Covered 6 is proud to offer a Cyber Security Technician program that was designed to serve transitioning U.S. Military Veterans and Civilian Professionals.   

As part of this unique program, Covered 6 is offering a certified 5 week, 200 hour course, that has been approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and certified by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services. Moreover, Covered 6 was awarded the National Program Standard for this course by the U.S. Department of Labor. This course includes academic instruction which combines in-classroom, scenario based, hands-on and interactive training methodologies. Several certifications can be earned upon successfully completing the course and the exams.

Upon graduating from the CST course, students will have had instruction to prepare them to take the CompTIA certification exams for A+, Network+, and Security+. Additionally, the students will receive professional and career development, actual hands-on training and experience with related devices, computers and networks as well as actual war-gaming, as both, Blue Team (Computer Network Defense) and Red Team (Computer Network Attack).

There are also opportunities to work for an industry approved Apprenticeship employer, ideally in the first year, focusing on general knowledge in IT systems and networks, during which the student will have an opportunity to take the Network+ and Security+ exams. During the final year, the Covered 6 CST can specialize in a particular field and work towards obtaining additional certifications such as CompTIA’s PenTest+ and/or CySA+.     

Our instructor, Lee McWhorter, has been involved in the IT revolution since its early days and has more than 30 years of industry experience. He is a highly sought-after professional who first learned about identifying weaknesses in computer networks, systems, and software when Internet access was achieved using just a modem. Lee currently holds an MBA and over 20 industry certifications (including all of CompTIA’s current certifications) in such areas as general IT, System Administration, Networking, Software Development, Linux, IoT, and Cyber Security. He is particularly proud of the fact that he became one of the first 400 people in the world to earn the PenTest+ certification when he successfully passed the beta version of that exam in 2018.  Lee has taught for numerous private universities, public colleges, commercial training firms, and non-profit organizations. Additionally, he has worked closely for CompTIA and the CompTIA Instructor Network as a Speaker, SME, and Instructor for several years. He also owns a successful technology services company and continuously works to improve his craft as a subject matter expert. 

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Contact a Vocational Advocate below to see how we can accelerate your career in the Private Security Sector.

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What Do Our Graduates Say

As a veteran with special operations experience coupled with prior experiences in dignitary and executive protection, I've had the opportunity to train in many circumstances and with some of the best in the security industry. All that aside, Covered 6 is the only organization that put everything together for a security professional to know in a five-week program that is scale-able, hard hitting and dynamic while at the same time flexible to expand and incorporate emerging methodologies. This course challenged some of my previously held maxims and broke down training scars to enable embracing new paradigms. I can't say enough superlatives about the quality of instruction, the instructors and the whole program!

Robert Ramsey

PSS & EP Graduate | Veteran

The skills I learned here, both hard and soft, will drive me forward for the rest of my life. The lessons and knowledge passed onto me from the instructors will be a huge benefit and driving force in my career as a Security Professional.

Brendon Roberts

PSS Graduate | Veteran

The Covered 6 Academy Executive Protection Course was a very informative, fun and eye opening experience. The instructors are masters of their craft and learning from them was a great privilege. The staff and management are very friendly and helped me with everything I needed to complete this course. Attending this course is an absolute must if you want to broaden your security expertise!

Mark Chavarria

EP Graduate | Veteran

This Course was excellent The Staff are exceptional People and Knowledgeable. They work hard for their students and Provide exceptional training feedback and constructive criticism. Wish I could stay longer honestly wasn’t ready to leave wanted more. Thanks Covered 6

Rubin Romes

PSS Graduate | Veteran

Covered 6 is a great academy to come to if you’re interested in any type of security training. It is no lie when they say it is the leading standard for this field of training. All of the instructors here are well-versed in their fields, and have a generous amount of great knowledge to give to the students. Wouldn’t have wanted to go anywhere else to start a career. Thank you guys!

Naim Jones

C6 Academy Graduate | Veteran

Geared towards being a Veteran, this course allowed me to reconnect to the training and atmosphere I was accustomed to. In such a short period of time i believe most, if not all of the pertinent emergency medical and or tactical procedures that i learned in the military were covered. In my opinion this training was above any other type of standard that i've ever had, mainly due to the expertise and experience of the instructors themselves. Great experience!

Mark Sun

PSS Graduate | Veteran

Covered 6 Academy is a 5 week course of both in class and hands on training. You first go through class work to introduce the new course of instruction then go hands on. The training offered by Covered 6 is well rounded from verbal de-escalation to physical defense tactics. The amount of experience from every instructor in this academy is hard to come by especially with it all being in one facility. I never knew this type of training can be offered in the security industry. Everything that was taught in this program is definitely of value and will help you advance in the field of security.

Jarod Granados

PSS Graduate | Veteran

Great course with excellent staff who have the knowledge and experience in the Security field and actually invest in you. I got a job [with covered 6] immediately after graduating the 5 week course and can go back and receive additional training for free! You do not see that with any other company! Covered 6 is the way to go!

Clifford Barrow

C6 Academy Graduate | Veteran

Covered 6 is an extraordinary training academy which is fortunate to have a professional and extremely knowledgeable teaching staff. As a military retiree who’s attended literally dozens of military and DoD/DA schools and courses, I would have to say the the level of training and guidance that I received at Covered 6 was at least as good as my military training and in some instances, far superior.

I would most definitely recommend this course to anyone who considers themselves professional security specialists as well as those who might be interested in getting into the private security realm.

J.C. Varner

PSS & EP Graduate | Veteran

I think Cover 6 Academy is the future of Security Training. The training was excellent, and it covered all phases of security.

Martin Fernandez

PSS Graduate | Veteran

I Justis D. Marriaga am a student at Covered 6 Academy and will agree to the fact and reasoning behind why they are the D.O.L’s National Standard of security

Justis Marriaga

C6 Academy Graduate | Veteran

Great staff! Covered 6 academy stood by there word, and was there if ever I needed anything. Well respected staff with a lot of work experience and they love there job!!! Thank you

Yuahki Jones

C6 Academy Graduate | Veteran

I attended the 5 week Executive Protection Class. Having some prior experience in the security field, attending this course not only strengthen my skills but I was also able to apply newly learned skills and broaden my horizon on the private side of the security field. The instructors are very knowledgeable and thorough with the subjects discussed in this course. From classroom practical exercise to live shooting & emergency response situations, everything learned has a purpose and could be applied to real world scenarios. Thank you covered 6 & staff.

John Volante

EP Graduate | Veteran