For the last several years OCA has been working tirelessly to provide a viable education and training program for those wishing to start a career in Information Technology (Systems Administration and/or Cyber Security).

We have broadened our scope of financial assistance opportunities and as of December 1st, 2018, we are happy to announce our acceptance of the GI Bill and VA Education Benefits!


Funding Options: What payment options are available?2019-02-11T14:30:48-05:00
  • Self-funded
  • Project Quest: tuition assistance for those who qualify (questsa.org )
  • VA/G.I. Bill: We are a VA Education approved institution. We currently accept the following programs:
    • Montgomery GI Bill
    • Post 9/11 GI Bill
    • Chapter 30 & Chapter 35
    • VOC Rehab (approval pending)

More details here (click)

G.I. Bill: Do you accept G.I. Bill, Hazlewood Act, etc.?2019-02-11T14:30:43-05:00

Yes. As of December 1, 2018, the Open Cloud Academy is proud to announce that we accept the GI Bill / VA Education Benefits.

The following are programs we look to honor:

  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 30 & 35 (for dependants)
  • VOC Rehab (approval pending)

Hazlewood Act is not currently accepted and only pertains to accredited colleges and universities per https://www.tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood-act/

Prerequisites: What are the requirements to enroll?2019-01-17T14:55:05-05:00
  • Complete our online application
  • Complete our non-technical Aptitude Assessment (request at opencloudacademy@rackspace.com)
  • Cyber Security applicants must provide proof of their CompTIA Network+ certification or Successfully complete our Network Fundamentals Boot Camp
Documents: What documents and forms do I need to provide you?2019-02-13T15:23:27-05:00

In order to be considered for VA Benefits you must provide us with the following documents:

Where can I find out if I’m VA Education/GI Bill eligible?2019-02-13T15:29:10-05:00

Please visit: https://www.va.gov/education

Here are some other helpful links and info:



Boot Camp: Network Fundamentals

May 27 @ 8:30 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Cyber Security: Start Day

June 17 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

System Administration: Start Day

July 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm