Welcome to the AFCEA Computer Club

Our club is a subchapter of AFCEA International (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association), which is a non-profit membership association serving the military, government, industry, and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence, and global security.

The Cochise College Subchapter of AFCEA focuses on topics of interest in the areas of Cybersecurity and Networking to our student members through the use of guest speakers and Hands-On exercises during our monthly meetings. Some previous topics have been:

  • How to Use Google Apps
  • Free Microsoft Training
  • Computer Security (hands on session)

Our club supports the following activities each year:
  • The club has chosen as its community outreach project to support Cochise County Schools that participate in the National Youth Cyber Eduction Program CyberPatriot competition. We provided training and support for CyberPatriot since CP V and are currently assisting with CP XIII. For CP XIII, even with the school restrictions we are looking at Cochise County to have about 10 teams - quite an accomplishment for our students!
  • Club members are eligible for various scholarships throughout the year. See the Scholarships Tab for more information.
  • Our club is responsible for running the annual Computer Challenge event the first Friday of March each year. This year we are looking into a virtual event - more on this will be forthcoming. This event is open to all middle schools and high schools across Cochise County, and provides a venue for friendly competition in events ranging from knowledge tests, word processing, and computer programming to mention a few of the over 25 events. We normally have over 250 students participate in the event, but the virtual event will be greatly scaled down.

  • We also participate in various Student Government events each year, ranging from meetings to the Halloween Spooktacular (formerly known as Haunted Union). This year events will likely be virutal due to COVID-19.

  • Periodically their are luncheons held by the Southern Arizona Chapter of AFCEA (our parent chapter) on Fort Huachuca - usually at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center. These luncheons are open to the general public, and paid members of the subchapter will have the cost of the luncheon covered by the club.