Covered 6 Security Academy

CYBER Security Technician Program (CST) 
Serving San Diego

** 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.


  • 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.
  • Qualified 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.

Veterans wanted! Start your new career today.
C6 trains "eTradesman" to build, operate, and protect cyber infrastructure 

Covered 6 is proud to offer a Cyber Security training program in the San Diego area 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). Successful completion of the program positions students well to seek the numerous cybersecurity jobs in the San Diego area.

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. 

We are proud to accept the Post 9/11 GI Bill ®.
Contact a Vocational Advocate below to see how we can accelerate your career in the Private Security Sector in San Diego and beyond.

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If you are interested in a career as a Cyber Security Technician, join our interest list by filling out our online form. One of our Vocational Advocates will contact you with details.

Covered 6 accepts the Post 9/11  Bill ® for our Cyber Security Technician Program.

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