Computer Networking & Information Systems Security

Train to work in cyber security.

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Our next program info session for Computer Networking & Information Systems Security is January 14 at 3 p.m. in Building 16, Room 209. Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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How Much It Costs

Computer Networking & Information Systems Security Degree: $10,636
Cisco Network Design & Security Certificate: $2,731
Computer & Communications Security Certificate: $2,919
Computer Networking & Information System Security Professional Certificate: $7,495

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

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How Long It Takes

Computer Networking & Information Systems Security Degree: 6 quarters
Cisco Network Design & Security Certificate: 2 quarters
Computer & Communications Security Certificate: 2 quarters
Computer Networking & Information System Security Professional Certificate: 4 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Computer Systems Analyst

Median annual pay in Washington: $88,500

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Network Support Specialist

Median annual pay in Washington: $62,200

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Career pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

Our Computer Networking & Information Systems Security program prepares students to work protecting computers and networks against unauthorized access or modification. You’ll learn how to prevent the denial of service to authorized users, as well as the support, design, implementation, and administration of new computer networks and maintenance of existing systems.

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Degrees & Certificates

Our Computer Networking & Information System Security Program offers a degree — with both an AAT and an AAS-T option — along with four specialty certificates. Click the links to find out which one is right for you!

Computer Networking & Information Systems Security Degree
Cisco Network Design & Security Certificate
Computer & Communications Security Certificate
Computer Networking & Information System Security Professional Certificate

Meet the Instructors

Kelly Hollowell, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's CNISS program
Kelly Hollowell

Kelly has a degree in Computer Science and has had over 21 industry and IT certifications. Kelly has taught at CPTC for ten years, and in 2011 he was awarded an honorary membership into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. He was also awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence in Teaching Award and the Puget Sound Energy Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Donald Souza, instructor in Clover Park Technical College's CNISS program
Donald Souza

Don brings with him over 22 years of experience in the Network and Computer Security industry. Don has an associate’s degree in Electronic Technology and maintains certifications in A+, MCP, 2008 Server Administration and ITAA Information Security Awareness as well as multiple FEMA certifications. He has been with the CNISS program since its inception.

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Jeff Turner, an instructor in Clover Park Technical College's CNISS program
Jeff Turner

Jeff has degrees in Information Systems Application and Management. In the military, he worked at every level of security from practitioner to program manager. He’s been a systems administrator, webmaster, and online course developer. His certifications include A+, Security+, Linux+, and the CCNA. He is our certified Cisco CCNA instructor.

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