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AB-276 Postsecondary education: report: cybersecurity education and training programs.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/17/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 17, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 08, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 01, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 276


Introduced by Assembly Members Medina and Quirk-Silva
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Chau)

February 01, 2017


An act relating to postsecondary education.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 276, as amended, Medina. Postsecondary education: report: cybersecurity education and training programs.
Existing law, known as the Donahoe Higher Education Act, establishes the missions and functions of the state’s 3 segments of public postsecondary education, which are the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges. The provisions of the Donahoe Higher Education Act apply to the University of California only to the extent that the Regents of the University of California, by resolution, make them applicable.
This bill would request the Regents of the University of California, the Trustees Chancellor’s Office of the California State University, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, no later than January 1, 2019, to complete a report that evaluates the current state of cybersecurity education and training programs, including specified information about those programs, offered at the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, respectively, to determine the extent to which the state is meeting the workforce needs of the cybersecurity industry.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 (a) The Legislature hereby requests the Regents of the University of California, the Trustees Chancellor’s Office of the California State University, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, no later than January 1, 2019, to complete a report that evaluates the current state of cybersecurity education and training programs offered at the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and independent institutions of higher education, respectively. The report requested to be completed should include all of the following information:
(1) A list of the educational institutions offering cybersecurity education and training programs and the specific programs offered at those institutions.
(2) For each program listed under paragraph (1), all of the following:
(A) The name of the degree or certificate offered and the total number of students currently enrolled.
(B) The number of degrees and certificates awarded in each of the last three academic years, and a statement as to whether the degree or certificate program is currently impacted.
(C) To the extent information is available, postgraduate employment rates for students who have completed degree and certificate programs.
(D) A description of any private funding provided for a degree or certificate program.
(E) Examples of projected career paths for students completing a degree or certificate program.
(F) A breakdown of the ethnicity of current students and graduates of degree or certificate programs for the last three academic years.
(G) A description of each degree or certificate program.
(b) The report requested to be completed pursuant to subdivision (a) is intended to provide information to be used in determining the extent to which the state is meeting the workforce needs of the cybersecurity industry.
(c) The report requested to be completed by the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be based on data available from participating community college districts.