Student Information Technology Education & Scholarships
Information & Registration
Launched in 2009, BDPA Triangle Chapter administers the Student Information Technology
Education & Scholarship (SITES) program, an intellectually challenging
program that builds self-esteem through the mastery of applied computer
science. Students in grades 9th
through 12th who live in the Triangle area are eligible to participate in the
program. The comprehensive program
creates a foundation for student academic and career success. All students attending an area high school are encouraged to participate.
Through our Saturday Technology Academy, the SITES program exposes middle school and high school students to the rigors of work life through development of their Computer, Information and Internet Technology skills to solve business problems. Students participate in 3-hour training sessions each Saturday (April - June). The 12-week course includes manuals and web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on-labs, instructor training and support, and focuses on industry standard certifications.
At conclusion of the program students are selected to compete in regional and national competitions representing BDPA Triangle Chapter.
For further Information about our SITES program see below.
BDPA Triangle Chapter students ((aka, Tri-Squad)
at 2016 National HSCC in Atlanta, GA
BDPA Triangle Chapter students at 2016 Southeast Regional HSCC
held at MetLife campus in Cary, NC
BDPA Triangle Chapter students with Speakers, Coordinators and Volunteers
at 2016 Graduation Ceremony held at ECPI University campus in Raleigh, NC
BDPA Triangle Chapter team ((aka, Tri-Squad)
at 2015 National HSCC in Washington, DC
BDPA Triangle Chapter team ((aka, Tri-Squad) won 2nd Place
Mid Atlantic Regional High School Computer Competition 2015
Help us raise scholarship funds for Triangle HSCC 2017 team!
To give online, click > BDPA TRIANGLE HSCC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Navy Commissions First NBDPA Student Alumna from High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
Midshipman Stevenson is a Neuroscience major and plans to attend medical school after completing the Navy's Basic Division Officer's Course (B-DOC) and the Advanced Ship Handling and Tactics (ASAT) course required for Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualifications. On Friday, May 10, 2013, Midshipman First Class Stevenson joined her Navy and Marine Corps shipmates during a formal U.S. Naval Officer Commissioning Ceremony for her NROTC Class of 2013 at the Duke University Chapel.
NBDPA's Triangle Chapter in Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC, was once again part of history as we host a reception for the Stevenson Family, military, BDPA Members, National Naval Officers Association (NNOA) Members, and special guests at First Flight Venture Center (main Conference Room) - 2 Davis Drive in RTP, NC.
About SITES Saturday
SITES Saturday Technology Academy, an intellectually challenging program that builds self-esteem through the mastery of applied computer science. Students in grades 9th through 12th who live in the Triangle area are eligible to participate in the program. The comprehensive program creates a foundation for student academic and career success. We encourage students attending area schools to participate in our program.
In 2009, our SITES/HSCC program enrolled 30 youth
(ages 14 – 18) that year representing 16 different area high schools and 8 cities in the
Triangle region in a 24-week program. During our inaugural year of the program youth attended
Saturday sessions at NCCU - School of Business,
Computer Information Science Department, along
with sessions in a Virtual
(online) Classroom. Youth learned
computer technologies and programming concepts including Applications,
Database, Personal Web Server Technologies, Web Page Development, IT Security,
Public Speaking and Presentation. The 2009 Tri Squad team from BDPA Triangle Chapter was ranked # 2 at the
SE Regional High School Computer
Competition, and represented the Triangle area at the National High School
To view more photos of our youth in action, visit our "Photo Gallery" page.
What is SITES?
Information Technology & Education Scholarship
(SITES) is a nationally recognized
program aimed at increasing the success of students who enter collegiate environments and technology-laden workplace by exposing them to the rigors of
work life through development of their Computer, Information and Internet
skills to solve business problems.
The SITES course is a comprehensive program lead by IT professionals,
which provides students with the Internet technology skills essential in a
global economy. The 16-week (Saturday Academy) course includes course manuals
and web-based content, online assessment, student performance
hands-on-labs, instructor training and support, and focuses
on industry standard certifications.
BDPA Triangle Chapter - SITES / Saturday Technology Academy has enrolled students from 20+ area high
schools, representing 11 counties. Students participating
in the SITES program learn dynamic
skills such as:
Page Design, Flow Charting, JSTL Expression Language, Relational Database Design and Management (ex, MYSQL), IT
Security, Analysis of Business Problems, Solution Design, Project Management, and much more.
High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
At the conclusion of the
16-week SITES program held during our Saturday Technology Academy, five students are selected to represent the Triangle
area at Regional
HSCC and National High School Computer Competition
(HSCC). The national competition is held during the annual BDPA National
Technology Conference. These
students engage in advanced HSCC training for an
additional eight weeks in preparation to compete for college scholarships and
prizes at the regional and national competition. Established in 1986, the National High School Computer Competition has educated high school students
throughout the nation about Information Technology through competition and teamwork. Each team is required to prepare and
present per specifications, an IT-related solution to a team of judges (IT
professionals and entrepreneurs). The competition team participants enjoy an all expense paid trip to the Regional and National High School Computer Competition. Youth showcase
their talents in the HSCC that consist of a timed computerized written exam, oral questions and the development of a web application per specifications.
Area students not selected for the HSCC team are encouraged to attend the National Youth Technology Conference (YTC) also held simultaneously during the BDPA
National Technology Conference. Once at the National Youth Technology Conference (YTC),
students are able to attend Workshops and Seminars covering topics
Personal Development, Academic Development, Youth Entrepreneurship and
Information Technology. Students participate in YTC activities including,
Corporate Sponsored luncheons and
receptions, visits to educational and cultural sites (i.e. corporations, museums), as well
as, networking events with IT professionals
and students from around the
country. Additionally, youth can
participate in a separately held national T-Shirt Design Competition, along
with, tour area colleges and universities.
What are the Program Dates?
SITES/HSCC Saturday Technology Academy
begins March 4 - June 24.
Where is the Program Location &
Students will meet each
Saturday at ECPI University from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The campus is located at 4101 Doie Cope Road | Raleigh, NC 27613.
For directions, click > Google Maps
Is there a program cost?
There is a $50.00 enrollment
fee to participate in the program. Fee waiver, scholarships and financial aid is available for students.
What materials do students need?
Students are expected to attend each
class with a flash drive, notebooks, pens and pencils, with a few lucky attendees
selected to receive incentive prizes.
How can students register for the program?
To register click-on link > SITES Registration
More questions?...contact our SITES/HSCC Coordinator:
BDPA Triangle Chapter