Lock 4 (Non-traditional students)

ERIE 21 Lock 4

Lock 4 takes an integrated approach to achieving the ultimate goal: Diversifying the local tech industry by providing technology training and career advancement for underrepresented individuals, educating employers, and fostering an inclusive and welcoming tech community. Through collaboration with Centerstate CEO, Hack Upstate, numerous tech employers and the faculty & staff of Le Moyne College, Lock 4 offers a diverse slate of programming that gives students access to free, industry-informed educational opportunities. Our programs empower students who are not traditionally represented in the tech workforce to not only secure a job in the industry, but to thrive and excel in their careers.


Le Moyne College Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Develop skills in two of the fastest-growing, on-demand industries by enrolling in one of our ERIE21 Certificate Programs in Cybersecurity Fundamentals or Computer Programming.

Computer Programming:  Prepares you for an internship or work as an entry-level software developer or software engineer.
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Cybersecurity Fundamentals: Prepares you for an internship or entry-level position as a systems/network security administrator or security risk assessor/manager. 
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Hack Upstate’s Careers in Code

Careers in Code is a coding bootcamp that teaches computer programming to women and minorities to help combat poverty in Central NY.  Hack Upstate provides students with the technical skills they need to obtain internships and entry level software development jobs with local employers after 24 weeks of instruction. Apply today for our Fall 2022 Cohort!

Syracuse Surge Coding Apprenticeship

This 12-month program is designed to help candidates with mid-level coding skills enter careers in the software/coding industry. It begins with a month-long pre-apprenticeship training during which participants hone the digital, technical and soft skills necessary to enter full time employment. Each apprentice then has the opportunity to enter a full-time paid apprenticeship role with a local employer partner. Apprenticeship positions include junior and entry-level software developer, quality assurance analyst, and data analyst. Through the year-long apprenticeship, participants will be supported by the Surge Coding Apprenticeship program coordinator, who will provide ongoing individual learning and skills development and Tech & Culture network which will provide mentors, professional development, and networking opportunities. 

*This application is currently closed. We will be announcing the next cohort in the coming months. Please check back for updates! In the meantime, please contact Laiza Semidey with questions.  




"I am honored to be a part of ERIE21’s Lock 4 Cybersecurity Fundamentals program at Le Moyne College. This opportunity for a career change into cybersecurity has been both exciting and challenging. It’s a chance for us to take our lives to that next level- a once in a lifetime opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. The professors, ERIE21, and Centerstate CEO staff have been super supportive, patient and understanding, cheering us along our individual journeys, motivating us, ensuring we have everything we need to complete the course successfully, and they are committed to seeing us through. It's nothing short of a blessing!" - Triana '22